|San Francisco Giants|
November 27, 1983 |
Green Bay, Wisconsin
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
|May 26, 2009 for the Baltimore Orioles|
(through 2012 season)
|Earned run average||5.36|
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 25⅔ 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 119⅔ 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.
On September 7, 2012, Berken was claimed off waivers by the Cubs.
He later signed as a minor league free agent with the Chicago White Sox for 2013.
On November 15, 2013, Berken signed a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants.
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