Mike McClendon (baseball)

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Mike McClendon
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Free agent
Pitcher
Born: (1985-04-03) April 3, 1985 (age 29)
Arlington, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 14, 2010 for the Milwaukee Brewers
Career statistics
(through 2012 season)
Win–loss record 5-0
Earned run average 3.88
Strikeouts 35
Teams

Michael "Mike" Melton McClendon (born April 3, 1985) is a professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Milwaukee Brewers from 2010-2012.

Career[edit]

McClendon was drafted by the Brewers in the 10th round of the 2006 amateur entry draft out of Seminole State College of Florida in Sanford, FL after two seasons under head coach Mike Nicholson. In 2006, he made his professional debut for the Rookie League Helena Brewers. In 2007, he was promoted to the Class A West Virginia Power, and then the Class A-Advanced Brevard County Manatees. McClendon played the entire 2008 season with the Manatees. In 2009, he was promoted to the Double-A Huntsville Stars. He played the majority of the 2010 season with Huntsville and the Triple-A Nashville Sounds. On August 12, he was called up to Milwaukee to replace reliever LaTroy Hawkins who was placed on the disabled list.[1] He made his major league debut on August 14, pitching three scoreless innings against the Colorado Rockies, becoming the first ever Brewers pitcher to start a career with at least three perfect innings.[2]

On June 3, 2014, McClendon signed a minor league deal with the Colorado Rockies.

References[edit]

  1. ^ McCalvy, Adam. "Hawkins back to DL, McClendon up." Brew Beat. 12 August 2010. Retrieved on 12 August 2010
  2. ^ Joshi, Sunil. "McClendon perfect in debut appearance." Major League Baseball. 15 August 2010. Retrieved on 15 August 2010.

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