Ty Taubenheim

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Ty Taubenheim
Ty Taubenheim 2010.jpg
Taubenheim with the Reading Phillies, double-A affiliates of the Philadelphia Phillies, in 2010.
Pitcher
Born: (1982-11-17) November 17, 1982 (age 32)
Lynden, Washington
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 20, 2006 for the Toronto Blue Jays
Last MLB appearance
June 28, 2008 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Career statistics
Win–loss record 1–5
Earned run average 5.09
Strikeouts 34
Teams

Ty Andrew Taubenheim (born November 17, 1982 in Lynden, Washington) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball. He is 6'6", 250 lb (110 kg)., and throws and bats right-handed. Taubenheim features a 90 mph (140 km/h) sinking fastball, a slider, and a changeup.

Playing career[edit]

Taubenheim was drafted in the 19th round of the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers.[1]

He was acquired by the Toronto Blue Jays from the Brewers along with Lyle Overbay for David Bush, Zach Jackson and Gabe Gross on December 7, 2005.

Taubenheim made his major league debut with the Blue Jays in 2006, but finished the year 0-5 as a starter. He earned his first win in a relief appearance against the Atlanta Braves on June 22, 2006, pitching just 0.2 innings and allowing one hit, but no runs.

He was claimed off waivers by the Pittsburgh Pirates from the Blue Jays after the 2007 season.

Taubenheim was released by the Pirates on September 2, 2008, to make room on the 40-man roster for infielder Luis Cruz, but was re-signed to a minor league contract in January 2009.

On March 31, 2010, Taubenheim signed a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies.

On July 25, 2010, the Reading Phillies of the Eastern League announced Taubenheim had been assigned from Lehigh Valley of the International League.

Taubenheim signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers in January 2011.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Catching up With ... Ty Taubenheim". The Bellingham Herald. 10 October 2004. 
  2. ^ Bush, Taubenheim sign minor league deals

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