Boone Logan

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Boone Logan
Boone Logan 2017.jpg
Logan pitching for the Cleveland Indians in 2017
Cleveland Indians – No. 48
Relief pitcher
Born: (1984-08-13) August 13, 1984 (age 33)
San Antonio, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Left
MLB debut
April 4, 2006, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
(through July 19, 2017)
Win–loss record 29–23
Earned run average 4.47
Strikeouts 465
WHIP 1.44

Boone Logan (born August 13, 1984) is an American professional baseball relief pitcher for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Chicago White Sox from 2006–2008, the Atlanta Braves in 2009, the New York Yankees from 2010 to 2013, and the Colorado Rockies from 2014–2016.

Early life[edit]

Logan grew up in San Antonio, Texas and attended Sandra Day O'Connor High School in Helotes, Texas.[1] He attended and pitched for Temple College in Temple, Texas, in 2003.

Playing career[edit]

Chicago White Sox[edit]

He was selected in the 20th round of the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft by the Chicago White Sox. He became a local sports news story after advancing from the Sox's Rookie League affiliate, the Great Falls White Sox, straight to the major league club during spring training in 2006.[2] Logan made his Major League debut on April 4, 2006. During 2006, Logan made 21 relief appearances with 1 save despite splitting his time in the Minors but accumulated an 8.31 ERA in the Majors that year.

In 2007, Logan made 68 relief appearances going 2-1 with a 4.97 ERA.

In 2008, he made 55 appearances going 2-3 with a 5.95 ERA.

Atlanta Braves[edit]

On December 4, 2008, Logan was traded, along with Javier Vázquez, to the Atlanta Braves for minor league catcher Tyler Flowers, shortstop Brent Lillibridge, third baseman Jon Gilmore and pitcher Santos Rodriguez.[3]

During the 2009 season, Logan made 20 relief appearances going 1-1 with a 5.19 ERA

New York Yankees[edit]

On December 22, 2009, Logan was once again traded along with Javier Vázquez, this time to the New York Yankees for Melky Cabrera, and prospects Michael Dunn and Arodys Vizcaíno.[4] On April 16, 2010 Logan was called up by the Yankees to replace Chan Ho Park in the Yankee bullpen. In 2010, Logan made 51 relief appearances going 2-0 with a 2.93 ERA.

Logan during his tenure with the New York Yankees in 2011

In 2011, he made 64 relief appearances going 5-3 with a 3.46 ERA

The 2012 year became somewhat workaholic for Logan as he made an MLB-leading 80 relief appearances going 7-2 with 1 save and a 3.74 ERA.

In 2013, he made 61 appearances from the 'pen going 5-2 with a 3.23 ERA. On October 6, 2013, Logan underwent surgery in his left elbow to remove bone spurs. He became a free agent at the end of the season.

Colorado Rockies[edit]

Logan signed a three-year deal with the Colorado Rockies on December 16, 2013.[5]

On September 13, 2014, Logan again underwent surgery in his left elbow to remove a bone spur, abruptly ending his 2014 season. In 35 games, Logan went 2-3 with a 6.84 ERA.

Logan was also on the Rockies for the 2015 and 2016 seasons.

Cleveland Indians[edit]

On February 7, 2017, Logan signed with the Indians to a one-year contract with an option for the 2018 season.[6]

Pitching style[edit]

Logan throws with a sidearm delivery, making him appealing as a left-handed specialist. Left-handed hitters have batted only .247 against him in his career, while righties have hit .311.[7] Logan is especially tough against lefties because his primary pitch is a slider in the low 80s that breaks sharply away from them. This is his favorite pitch to throw in two-strike counts. He also has a four-seam fastball and two-seam fastball that appear in the 92-95 mph range. Logan also throws a high-80s changeup from time to time against right-handers.[8]


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