Lincoln Salt Dogs
|Born:September 18, 1982|
|April 5, 2007 for the Philadelphia Phillies|
(through 2010 Season)
|Earned run average||6.75|
Joseph Richard "Joe" Bisenius (born September 18, 1982) is a professional baseball pitcher. A 6'5" right-hander, he formerly played in the Philadelphia Phillies organization of Major League Baseball, and currently plays for the Lincoln Saltdogs in the American Association.
College and draft
Bisenius began his career as a starter at short-season A-level Batavia, going 0–1 with a 1.43 earned run average (ERA) in 11 starts. The next season at Lakewood, Bisenius was converted to a reliever, posting a 6–4 record in 40 games, striking out 56 batters in 64⅓ innings.
Bisenius earned a promotion to high-A Clearwater for the 2006 season, where he pitched his way to a 4–1 record with a 1.93 ERA. He also struck out 62 batters, this time in only half a season before his promotion to AA Reading. He posted a 4–2 record for the new team, pitching 23⅓ innings and striking out 33 batters. In 2007, Bisenius made the Phillies' Opening Day roster, and made his Major League debut in a relief appearance on April 5, 2007. However, he returned to the minors, only to post a 3–4 record, struggling to a 5.48 ERA.
Due to his pitching problems in the previous season, Bisenius started 2008 at Reading. After pitching to a 3.62 ERA, though with a losing record, he was promoted to AAA Lehigh Valley. He posted an 0–1 record and an 11.81 ERA in 4 appearances, but was recalled to the majors on July 13, 2008, replacing R. J. Swindle. Bisenius became a roster victim when the Phillies acquired Joe Blanton from the Oakland Athletics, as he was optioned back to Lehigh Valley without pitching in a game.
On May 7, 2010, he signed a minor league deal with the Washington Nationals, and was assigned to their team in Potomac. Bisenus was called up to the Nationals in September 2010 and pitched five games in relief.
For the 2012 season, Bisenius signed with the Saraperos de Saltillo in the Triple-A Mexican League.
On June 20, 2013, he signed with the Atlanta Braves. He pitched for Triple A Gwinnett Braves.
Playing for the Lincoln Salt Dogs
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- "Joe Bisenius Stats, Bio, Photos". Philadelphia Phillies. Retrieved 2008-07-15.
- Mandel, Ken (2008-07-13). "Phillies recall Bisenius, option Swindle". Philadelphia Phillies. Retrieved 2008-07-13.