Michael Stutes

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Michael Stutes
Free agent
Born: (1986-09-04) September 4, 1986 (age 28)
Metairie, Louisiana
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 25, 2011 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Career statistics
(through 2013 season)
Win–loss record 9–3
Earned run average 4.01
Strikeouts 72

Michael Christopher Stutes (born September 4, 1986) is an American professional baseball pitcher who is currently a free agent.


Stutes is a graduate of Lake Oswego High School in 2004, where he attended high school at the same time as basketball player Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves (who graduated three years later).[1] Stutes was drafted by the Phillies in the 11th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft out of Oregon State University, where he played for the Oregon State Beavers baseball team. Previously, he had been drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 32nd round of the 2004 draft, and the St. Louis Cardinals in the 9th round of the 2007 draft, but did not sign either time.


Stutes was promoted to the majors for the first time after José Contreras was placed on the 15-day DL on April 25, 2011. He made his debut that day, recording one perfect inning of relief against the Arizona Diamondbacks, as well as recording his first major league strikeout, against Kelly Johnson.[2] Stutes stayed in the majors for the rest of the 2011, including pitching in Game 1 of the 2011 National League Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. In 57 games in 2011, he went 6-2 with a 3.63 ERA and 13 holds, striking out 58 in 62 innings.


After just 5.2 innings pitched in the 2012 season, Stutes was placed on the 15-Day Disabled List with right shoulder inflammation. Stutes was then shut down for the season after arthroscopic surgery on the same right shoulder.


Stutes started the season with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the Phillies Triple-A affiliate, before being called up to the Phillies on May 24. He pitched with Philadelphia for a month before being placed on the disabled list on June 23 with biceps tendinitis.[3] At the very end of the season, on September 20, Stutes was activated off the disabled list,[4] and made 2 more appearances. In 16 games with the Phillies in 2013, he went 3-1 with a 4.58 ERA and 3 holds, striking out 9 in 17.2 innings.


On March 26, 2014 Stutes was released by the Phillies and became a free agent.


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