Casey Crosby

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Casey Crosby
Free agent
Born: (1988-09-17) September 17, 1988 (age 28)
Kankakee, Illinois
Bats: Right Throws: Left
MLB debut
June 1, 2012, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
(through 2013 season)
Win–loss record 1–1
Earned run average 9.49
Strikeouts 9

Casey Crosby (born September 17, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher who is currently a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Detroit Tigers.

Professional career[edit]

Crosby was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the fifth round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft out of Kaneland High School. Prior to the 2010 season, he was considered the 47th best prospect in baseball by Baseball America.[1]

Crosby was added to the Tigers 40 man roster on November 18, 2011.[2]

Despite suffering two elbow injuries, Crosby pitched for the Toledo Mud Hens, the Tigers' Triple-A affiliate.[3]

Crosby made his major league debut on June 1, 2012 against the New York Yankees. He got his first career strikeout against the former Tigers player Curtis Granderson. In the second inning, Crosby issued four walks followed by a grand slam by Granderson. Crosby pitched 313 innings and got his first career loss. On June 7, Crosby gained his first major league win after giving up three runs in 513 innings, as the Tigers defeated the Cleveland Indians 7–5.[4]

On August 11, 2014, Crosby was released by the Tigers to make room for Kevin Whelan on their 40-man roster following a 19 inning game against the Toronto Blue Jays. Crosby was on the Toledo disabled list at the time of his release.[5]

On December 23, 2014 the Boston Redsox signed Casey Crosby to a minor league contract. He was released on April 4, 2015.[6]


  1. ^ "Baseball America Top 100 Prospects: No. 41-60". 
  2. ^ "Detroit adds five prospects to 40-man roster". 
  3. ^ "With Injuries Behind Him, Detroit Tigers Prospect Casey Crosby Refocuses on Getting to the Show". The Detroit Sports Site. Archived from the original on April 8, 2014. Retrieved April 16, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Tigers 7, Indians 5". June 7, 2012. Retrieved May 8, 2012. 
  5. ^ Beck, Jason (August 11, 2014). "Tigers make flurry of roster moves after lengthy game". MLB. Retrieved August 11, 2014. 
  6. ^ Polishuk, Mark; Johnson, Brad (April 4, 2015). "Minor Moves: Tomas, Oliver, Brignac, Zito, White, LaHair, Capps". Retrieved April 5, 2015. 

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