Jason Berken

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Jason Berken
Jason Berken 2009.jpg
Berken with the Baltimore Orioles
San Francisco Giants
Relief pitcher
Born: (1983-11-27) November 27, 1983 (age 30)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 26, 2009 for the Baltimore Orioles
Career statistics
(through 2012 season)
Win–loss record 10–20
Earned run average 5.36
Strikeouts 163
Teams

Jason Thomas Berken (born November 27, 1983) is a Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher in the San Francisco Giants organization.

College[edit]

Berken graduated from West De Pere High School. He played college baseball for the Clemson Tigers. While at Clemson, he played for the New England Collegiate Baseball League's Keene Swamp Bats.

Baltimore Orioles[edit]

Berken was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the sixth round (175th overall) of the 2006 MLB Draft. On May 26, 2009, after pitching just 2523 innings for Triple-A Norfolk, he was called up to the Orioles' roster to replace injured outfielder Lou Montanez. He earned his first major league win that day, giving up two runs in five innings in a 7–2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. However, he finished the year with a 6–12 record, along with a 6.54 ERA in 11923 innings pitched. This led to Berken being named the AL Les Sweetland award winner by SI writer Joe Posnanski for finishing the year as the worst starting pitcher in the American League.[1]

Chicago Cubs[edit]

On September 7, 2012, Berken was claimed off waivers by the Cubs.[2]

Chicago White Sox[edit]

He later signed as a minor league free agent with the Chicago White Sox for 2013.

San Francisco Giants[edit]

On November 15, 2013, Berken signed a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants.

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