June 15, 1978 |
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|June 15, 2002 for the Montreal Expos|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 22, 2006 for the Washington Nationals|
|Earned run average||4.66|
Stephen Zachary Day (born June 15, 1978 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a former right-handed sinker-ball pitcher in Major League Baseball. He played for three teams from 2002 to 2006. He currently resides in Cincinnati with his wife, Megan.
Day graduated from La Salle High School in Cincinnati in 1996, where he played basketball, baseball and golf and was prep player of the year in Cincinnati in 1995. He went on to attend the University of Cincinnati, studying pre-business. Drafted by the New York Yankees after his senior year in high school, he was traded to the Cleveland Indians in July 2000.
He played for the Montreal Expos in 2002, going 4-1 with a 3.62 ERA in 19 games. He also had 1 save.
Day pitched a career high 23 starts, going 9-8. He led the majors in wild pitches with 13.
Day's 2004 season was cut short due to injury. He made 19 starts, having a respectable 3.93 ERA despite going 5-10 for the defunct Montreal Expos.
Day managed to pitch in 12 games for the Nationals before being traded to Colorado.
He was 0-1 in 5 games for the Rockies.
Day began the season with the Rockies but was designated for assignment after posting an ERA of 10.80 in 3 starts.
After being claimed off waivers by the Nationals, Day was looking to bounce back to his former self. However, after five appearances, Day was placed on the 60-day DL on May 23 for right shoulder tendinitis and underwent rotator cuff surgery on June 6, ending his 2006 season. The Nationals released Day on October 3, 2006, ending his second stint on the MLB team where he first enjoyed success.
On December 20, 2006, he signed a minor league deal with the Kansas City Royals. He spent the year playing for the Triple-A Omaha Royals, starting nine games and relieving in two more. Day became a free agent at the end of the season.
On January 11, 2008, Day signed a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins, but was released in early May having made 6 appearances for the Fort Myers Miracle. After his release, he announced his retirement due to continuing shoulder problems.
- Biography and Career Highlights-MLB
- "Zach Day Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved October 30, 2012.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference