San Diego Padres
April 11, 1983 |
|April 8, 2007 for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Earned run average||8.22|
Zachary Ernest Segovia (born April 11, 1983) is an American professional baseball pitcher who is with the San Diego Padres organization. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals.
Segovia was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the second round of the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft. He made his professional debut that season playing for the Rookie League GCL Phillies. He played for the GCL Phillies and the Class A Lakewood Blue Claws in 2003.
In 2004, Segovia missed the entire season while recovering from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow performed in October 2003. He returned to play with the Class A-Advanced Clearwater Phillies in 2005. In 2006, Segovia played with Clearwater Threshers and the Double-A Reading Phillies.
Segovia, who made the Phillies 2007 Opening Day roster, made his major league debut on April 8, 2007, against the Florida Marlins. He pitched five innings in his first start, giving up eight hits, five runs, and striking out two, while walking just one batter. He also pitched for Reading and the Triple-A Ottawa Lynx that season. He began the 2009 season playing for Clearwater and Reading.
He was released by the Phillies on June 12 and was signed as a free agent by the Washington Nationals on June 18. He played eight games for the major league team. The rest of the season was spent in their minor league system with the Rookie GCL Nationals, Class A Hagerstown Suns, Class A-Advanced Potomac Nationals, and Double-A Harrisburg Senators. Segovia was released from the Nationals organization on December 10, 2009.
On January 5, 2010, he signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees with an invitation to spring training. He was assigned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, where he pitched for the entire 2010 season.
The Colorado Rockies signed him to a minor league contract on February 15, 2012.