Wilk with the New York Mets
|KT Wiz – No. 37|
December 9, 1987 |
|May 26, 2011, for the Detroit Tigers|
(through June 17, 2017)
|Earned run average||7.36|
Adam Robert Wilk (born December 9, 1987) is an American professional baseball pitcher who is currently a free agent. He previously played in MLB for the Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles of Anaheim, New York Mets, and Minnesota Twins as well as in the Korea Baseball Organization with the NC Dinos.
Wilk graduated from Cypress High School in Cypress, California, then attended Long Beach State, and in 2007 played for the Newport Gulls of the NECBL. He still holds the team records for lowest opponent batting average (.153) and fewest hits allowed (25).
On May 26, 2011, Wilk made his major league debut against the Boston Red Sox, relieving Max Scherzer in the middle of the third inning. He pitched 3.2 innings, gave up one unearned run, struck out four batters, two hits, and one walk.
On January 12, 2017, Wilk signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets and was invited to spring training. He was called up to the Mets on May 7, and designated for assignment on May 8.
The Minnesota Twins claimed Wilk on waivers on May 10, 2017. He was designated for assignment on May 27, 2017, and outrighted to Triple-A two days later. On June 18, Wilk was again designated for assignment. He was released four days later.
Wilk was noted for his community involvement while with the Toledo Mud Hens. In the 2012–2013 offseason, he began his own non-profit organization, the Adam Wilk Foundation.
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