September 12, 1986 |
Albuquerque, New Mexico
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
|July 10, 2011 for the Boston Red Sox|
(through 2012 season)
|Earned run average||7.23|
Weiland attended the University of Notre Dame, where he played for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish baseball team. He was drafted by the Red Sox in the 3rd round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft.
He made his Major League debut on July 10, 2011 against the Baltimore Orioles. He started and pitched 4+ innings, before being ejected for hitting Vladimir Guerrero with no outs in the 5th. In his debut, he made several Red Sox firsts, namely: first New Mexico native to play with the Red Sox; first Red Sox player to wear #70 in a game and the first Red Sox player to be ejected in his first major league game. On December 14, 2011 he was traded to the Houston Astros along with Jed Lowrie for Mark Melancon He earned a spot in the Astros' starting rotation at the beginning of the 2012 season. Weiland was diagnosed with a right shoulder infection and was shut down for the rest of the 2012 season.
Weiland throws 4 pitches: a two-seam and four seam fastball, a curveball and a cutter.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
|This biographical article relating to an American baseball pitcher born in the 1980s is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|