February 9, 1986 |
Morgantown, West Virginia
|May 22, 2011 for the Cleveland Indians|
(through 2011 season)
|Earned run average||7.07|
Josh Steven Judy (born February 9, 1986 in Morgantown, West Virginia) is an American professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cleveland Indians.
Judy played his high school baseball for University High School in Morgantown, West Virginia, leading them to the West Virginia State Baseball tournament for the first time in over 40 years. He also helped lead Morgantown Post 2 American Legion team to the Mid-Atlantic Regional in his final season with the club.
Judy was discovered as a collegiate prospect while participating in an off-season developmental program with MVP Baseball Academy in Morgantown. While working with pitching coach Joe Testa, Josh attended a workout for several college programs. He eventually signed to play his collegiate baseball at Indiana Tech, where he was coached by former Cincinnati Reds farmhand, Randy Stegall. After a 2007 NAIA All-American season, Josh was selected in the 34th round (1034 pick overall) of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft.
Judy made his Major League debut a day later in the Indians' 12-4 home victory over the Cincinnati Reds. He pitched a scoreless ninth inning, allowing two hits and striking out one batter. On May 25, 2011 Judy was sent back to Columbus.
Judy was recalled up to replace Chris Perez on July 1, 2011 when Perez was placed on the bereavement list. Judy made his second appearance against the Cincinnati Reds, where he gave up his first run, a home run to Edgar Rentería. In 12 games with the Indians, he was 0-4 with a 7.07 ERA.
Judy was designated for assignment on December 16, 2011 and was claimed off of waivers by the Cincinnati Reds on December 23, 2011. In 2012 with the Louisville Bats he was 2-2 with a 6.99 ERA in 40 games. He was released on November 5, 2012.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
After beginning 2013 with the York Revolution of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, he signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on May 5, 2013. He split the season between the AA Arkansas Travelers and the AAA Salt Lake Bees.
Los Angeles Dodgers
- "Tribe depth being tested; White joins Sizemore, Hafner on DL". WFNY. 2011-05-21. Retrieved 2011-05-21.
- http://espn.go.com/mlb/boxscore?gameId=310522105 May 22, 2011 Indians 12, Reds 4
- http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday /index.jsp?gid=2011_07_03_clemlb_cinmlb_1