Ottawa Champions – No. 27
February 25, 1987 |
|August 22, 2012 for the San Diego Padres|
(through 2013 season)
|Earned run average||5.58|
Andrew Steven Werner (born February 25, 1987) is an American professional baseball pitcher who is currently playing for the Ottawa Champions of the independent Can-Am League. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the San Diego Padres in 2012.
High School and College
Werner graduated from Washington Community High School in 2005. He attended Illinois Central College in 2006 and 2007. He pitched for the University of Indianapolis in 2008 and 2009. On May 16, 2009, in his final game for the University of Indianapolis, Werner struck out 11 University of Southern Indiana batters in relief.
Werner was never drafted. In 2009, Werner pitched for the Evansville Otters of the independent Frontier League. In 2010, Werner worked as the pitching coach for Eureka College, and then pitched for the Otters and the Windy City ThunderBolts, also of the Frontier League.
San Diego Padres
Werner was signed by the San Diego Padres as an undrafted free agent after the 2010 season. In 2011, Werner pitched for the Fort Wayne TinCaps and the Lake Elsinore Storm. In 2012, he pitched for the San Antonio Missions and the Tucson Padres before being called up to the majors for the first time on August 22, 2012.
On December 4, 2013, Werner was designated for assignment by Oakland, to clear room on the 40-man roster for recently signed pitcher Scott Kazmir. Werner cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Sacramento.
Werner signed to play with the Ottawa Champions in the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball in 2015.
Werner got married to his wife, Melanie, in February 2012.
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