August 30, 1977 |
Huntington, West Virginia
|Batted: Left||Threw: Right|
|August 14, 2003 for the Chicago White Sox|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 27, 2008 for the Cincinnati Reds|
|Earned run average||4.54|
Jonathan Scott Adkins (born August 30, 1977) is a Major League Baseball area scout for the Boston Red Sox, covering the Ohio River Valley. A former right-handed pitcher, the graduate of Oklahoma State was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the ninth round of the 1998 Major League Baseball Draft, and played in parts of three seasons with the Chicago White Sox (2003–2005).
In April 2006, he pitched in three games for the San Diego Padres, and was then optioned to the Padres' Triple-A affiliate, the Portland Beavers. On November 15, 2006, Adkins was traded to the New York Mets along with Ben Johnson for Heath Bell and Royce Ring. On July 28, 2007, he was called up from the minor leagues. On December 6, 2007, the Cincinnati Reds signed Adkins to a minor league contract.
With the Triple-A Louisville, Adkins served as their closer and saved 30 games (IL leader) with a 3.48 ERA. On September 9, Adkins was recalled, and pitched 1/3 of an inning and got the win. He was released in January to pitch for the Lotte Giants in the Korean Baseball Organization. He led the KBO in saves with 26 in 2009. On December 2, 2009, he signed a minor league deal with the Cincinnati Reds. On July 11, 2010, Cincinnati released Adkins. On July 29, 2010, Adkins signed with the Chicago White Sox and was assigned to Triple-A Charlotte. He was released by the White Sox in September 2010 and named to Boston's scouting staff in January 2011.