Josh Stinson

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Not to be confused with John Stilson.
Josh Stinson
Josh Stinson on April 24, 2013.jpg
Stinson with the Baltimore Orioles
Pittsburgh Pirates – No. 64
Born: (1988-03-14) March 14, 1988 (age 26)
Shreveport, Louisiana
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 2, 2011 for the New York Mets
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Win–loss record 0–2
Earned run average 4.47
Strikeouts 29

Joshua Randall Stinson (born March 14, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Pittsburgh Pirates oganization. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers and Baltimore Orioles.


Prior to playing professionally, Stinson attended Northwood High School in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was drafted by the New York Mets in the 37th round of the 2006 MLB Draft and began his professional career that season.

He split 2006 between the GCL Mets and the Hagerstown Suns, going a combined 1–3 with a 1.79 ERA in 12 games (seven starts). In 2007, he pitched for the Savannah Sand Gnats and went 3–11 with a 4.86 ERA in 26 games (21 starts). With the Sand Gnats and St. Lucie Mets in 2008, Stinson posted a record of 3–8 with a 3.96 ERA in 28 games (eight starts). In 2009, he pitched for the Sand Gnats and St. Lucie Mets and went 5–3 with a 2.86 ERA in 50 games (only one start). He pitched for the Binghamton Mets and the Buffalo Bisons in 2010, going 11–5 with a 3.90 ERA in 36 games (18 starts).[1]

Stinson made his major league debut on September 2, 2011 for the Mets against the Washington Nationals. He pitched 1 23 innings, giving up two hits and no runs. He also drew a walk in his first plate appearance.

The Mets waived Stinson at the end of 2012 spring training, and he was claimed by the Milwaukee Brewers.[2] He spent the 2012 season with Milwaukee's Double-A affiliate Huntsville Stars.

Stinson was claimed off waivers by the Oakland Athletics on March 29, 2013.[3]

On April 4, 2013, the Baltimore Orioles claimed Stinson off waivers, and optioned him to the Triple-A Norfolk Tides. He was recalled from the Class A Frederick Keys on April 24th to start against the Toronto Blue Jays.[4] He was optioned to Norfolk after the game.[5]

Stinson was recalled from Norfolk by the Orioles on August 17, 2013, and optioned back to Norfolk on August 19. He was recalled again on September 3 after the major league rosters expanded.

Stinson was outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk on May 1, 2014. He was added to the roster again on June 9. He was designated for assignment on June 17. Stinson elected free agency in October 2014.[6]

Stinson signed a minor league deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates on October 23, 2014.


  1. ^ BR Minors
  2. ^ Lobner, Kyle (April 4, 2012). "Brewers Claim Reliever Josh Stinson Off Waivers From Mets". Brew Crew Ball. Retrieved September 28, 2013. 
  3. ^ A's claim RHPs Danny Otero and Josh Stinson off waivers
  4. ^ "Stinson to start for Orioles on Wednesday". April 23, 2013. Retrieved April 24, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Bundy has Monday appointment with Dr. Andrews (Stinson optioned)". April 24, 2013. Retrieved April 24, 2013. 
  6. ^ Polishuk, Mark (October 6, 2014). "Players Who Have Elected Minor League Free Agency". Retrieved October 6, 2014. 

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