Anthony Claggett

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Anthony Claggett
Pitcher
Born: (1984-07-15) July 15, 1984 (age 32)
Hemet, California
Batted: Switch Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 18, 2009, for the New York Yankees
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 2009, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 0–0
Earned run average 27.00
Strikeouts 3
Teams

Anthony Paul Claggett (born July 15, 1984, in Hemet, California) is an American former Major League Baseball pitcher. He played for the New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates in 2009. He is currently the pitching coach for the New Jersey Jackals of the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball, and will be a volunteer Assistant Coach for San Jose State University beginning in 2017.

Amateur career[edit]

Claggett attended the University of California, Riverside, where he played college baseball for the Highlanders from 2003–2005.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Detroit Tigers[edit]

Claggett was originally selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 11th round of the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft. The New York Yankees acquired him from Detroit, along with right-handed pitchers Humberto Sánchez and Kevin Whelan, in exchange for outfielder Gary Sheffield on November 10, 2006.[2]

New York Yankees[edit]

The New York Yankees acquired him from Detroit, along with right-handed pitchers Humberto Sánchez and Kevin Whelan, in exchange for outfielder Gary Sheffield on November 10, 2006.[2] He spent the majority of the 2008 season with Double-A Trenton, going 4-2 with nine saves and a 2.15 ERA in 29 relief appearances for the Eastern League champions. He began the year on the disabled list with a left hamstring strain, then made one appearance at Single-A Tampa (3.0 IP, 1 ER) before being transferred to Trenton. All but five of his outings in 2008 were more than 1.0 inning. Claggett was added to the Yankees' 40-man roster following the 2008 season to protect him from the Rule 5 draft.[3] Claggett began the 2009 season with the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees. He was called up to the majors on April 18, 2009, making his major league debut that day where he gave up eight runs in 123 innings and finished with an ERA of 43.20. He was then sent back to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Claggett was called up on August 5, 2009, replacing Cody Ransom.[4][5] He was optioned back to Triple-A on August 7 to make room for infielder Ramiro Peña. On September 14, he was designated for assignment.[6] On September 24, he was claimed by the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Pittsburgh Pirates[edit]

On September 24, 2009, Claggett was claimed by the Pittsburgh Pirates. On January 21, 2010, Claggett was designated for assignment by the Pittsburgh Pirates to make room on the roster for Octavio Dotel. After the 2011 season Claggett was granted free agency.

Independent Leagues[edit]

Claggett signed with the Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League on March 28, 2012.[7] On June 5, 2012, he was released.[8] In June 2012, he signed with the St. Paul Saints.[9]

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