Zach Phillips

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Zach Phillips
Zach Phillips on September 1, 2011.jpg
Phillips with the Baltimore Orioles
Chicago White Sox
Born: (1986-09-21) September 21, 1986 (age 28)
Sacramento, California
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
August 31, 2011 for the Baltimore Orioles
Career statistics
(through 2013 season)
Win–loss record 0–1
Earned run average 3.45
Strikeouts 14

Zachary David Phillips (born September 21, 1986) is an American professional baseball pitcher who is in the Chicago White Sox organization. He was drafted by the Texas Rangers in 2005 and played in Major League Baseball for the Baltimore Orioles and Miami Marlins and in Nippon Professional Baseball for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp.


Texas Rangers[edit]

He was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 23rd round of the 2005 amateur draft,[1] being signed by scout Tim Fortugno.

Phillips began his professional career in 2005, playing for the AZL Rangers (14 games) and Clinton Lumber Kings (two games), going a combined 1-3 with a 4.14 ERA in 16 games (11 starts). In 54⅓ innings, he struck out 77 batters. He spent all of 2006 with the Lumber Kings, going 5-23 with a 5.96 ERA in 28 starts. The following year, he played for the Clinton again and went 11-7 with a 2.91 ERA in 27 starts, striking out 157 batters in 151⅔ innings of work. In 2008, he went 8-9 with a 5.54 ERA in 28 starts for the Bakersfield Blaze.[2]

For the 2009 season, Phillips converted to relief pitching and went a combined 2-3 with a 1.39 ERA in 36 combined games for the Blaze (16 games) and Frisco RoughRiders (20 games). He began the 2010 season with the RoughRiders but was later promoted to the Oklahoma City RedHawks.

On July 14, 2011, the Texas Rangers designated Phillips for assignment, giving them 10 days to trade, release, or outright him to the minors.[3]

Baltimore Orioles[edit]

On July 19, 2011, he was traded to the Baltimore Orioles for minor league infielder Nick Green and cash.[4] He made his Major League debut for the Orioles on August 31, 2011 against the Toronto Blue Jays. He appeared in 10 games in 2011, with a 1.13 ERA in 8 innings pitched.

On November 4, 2012, Phillips elected free agency after refusing his outright assignment to the Triple-A Norfolk Tides.[5]

Miami Marlins[edit]

Phillips signed a minor league deal with the Miami Marlins before the 2013 season. After not making the team, he was assigned to the Triple-A New Orleans Zephyrs, where he spent most of the season. In 50 games with the Zephyrs, he went 4-2 with a 2.44 ERA and 1 save, striking out 74 in 59 innings. On September 1, he was called up by the Marlins.[6] Phillips appeared in 3 games with Miami, where he went 0-1 while giving up 1 run in 1.2 innings. He was outrighted off the roster on October 7, 2013 and elected to become a free agent.[7]

Hiroshima Toyo Carp[edit]

On October 28, 2013, Phillips signed a one-year deal with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp of Nippon Professional Baseball, including a signing bonus of $154k.[8]

Chicago White Sox[edit]

On December 15, 2014, he signed a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox.


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