Scott Atchison

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Scott Atchison
Scott Atchison on April 1, 2012.jpg
Tenure with the New York Mets
Cleveland Indians – No. 48
Relief pitcher
Born: (1976-03-29) March 29, 1976 (age 38)
Denton, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 31, 2004 for the Seattle Mariners
Career statistics
(through June 5, 2014)
Win–loss record 12–10
Earned run average 3.55
Strikeouts 211
Saves 2

Scott Barham Atchison (born March 29, 1976) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball. He graduated from McCullough High School in The Woodlands and received his degree in general studies from Texas Christian University.

College baseball[edit]

While playing for Texas Christian University, Atchison earned four letters and was named All-Southwest Conference twice and All-Western Athletic Conference once.

Professional career[edit]

Seattle Mariners[edit]

Atchison was originally drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 36th round of the 1994 amateur draft, but chose to attend college. He was drafted again by the Mariners in the 49th round of the 1998 amateur draft, and signed with the team in May 1999. He spent five years playing for minor league affiliates of the Mariners and made his debut in the Majors on July 31, 2004. He spent the 2004 and 2005 seasons splitting his time between the Mariners and the Mariners' minor league affiliates, appearing in 31 games over two years. In 2006, he played the entire season in the minors.

San Francisco Giants[edit]

In 2007, he signed with the San Francisco Giants and appeared in 22 games. At the end of the season, he refused an assignment from the Giants to the Fresno Grizzlies, and became a free agent.[1]

Hanshin Tigers[edit]

Atchison pitching for the Hanshin Tigers in 2008

He signed a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox to come to spring training as a non-roster invitee,[2] but one week later signed with the Hanshin Tigers in Japan.[3] On January 4, 2008, it was announced that the Red Sox had sold Atchison's contract to the Hanshin Tigers.[4]

Boston Red Sox[edit]

On December 7, 2009, Atchison signed a one-year, incentive laden contract with the Red Sox.[5] Atchison was recalled by the Red Sox to Fenway Park on May 5, 2011. On July 15, 2012, the Red Sox placed him on the 15-day disabled list because of a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, retroactive to July 14.[6] On August 16 he was transferred to the 60-day disabled list[7] to make roster space for newly acquired pitcher, Pedro Beato. Atchison returned to the active roster September 12.

On November 30, 2012, Atchison was non-tendered, and became a free agent.[8]

New York Mets[edit]

On January 29, 2013, Atchison signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets.[9] On June 18, 2013, Atchison was activated from the DL list to help out the bullpen.[10] He became a free agent on December 2, 2013, after being non-tendered.

Cleveland Indians[edit]

Atchison signed a minor league deal with the Cleveland Indians on January 6, 2014.

Pitching Style[edit]

Atchison throws a four-seam fastball in the 90-93 mph range, a slider in the mid-high 80s, and a curveball in the high 70s. On very rare occasions, he throws a changeup to left-handed hitters.[11]


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