Chris Bootcheck

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Chris Bootcheck
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Bootcheck during his tenure with the Angels in 2005
Free agent
Born: (1978-10-24) October 24, 1978 (age 37)
La Porte, Indiana
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 9, 2003, for the Anaheim Angels
MLB statistics
(through 2013 season)
Win–loss record 3–7
Earned run average 6.55
Strikeouts 106

Christopher Brandon Bootcheck (born October 24, 1978) is an American professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball, Nippon Professional Baseball, and the Korea Baseball Organization.

Playing career[edit]


Bootcheck played collegiately for the Auburn Tigers of the Southeastern Conference. He attended Michigan City (Rogers) High School for two years and La Porte High School for two years. He made his major league debut with the Anaheim Angels on September 9, 2003.

Anaheim/Los Angeles Angels[edit]

On May 2, 2006, Bootcheck was hurt while running from the bullpen to the mound during the Angels' brawl with the Oakland Athletics. He was placed on the disabled list with a hamstring injury and missed most of the season.

Pittsburgh Pirates[edit]

He became a free agent after the 2008 season and signed a minor league contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Yokohama Bay Stars[edit]

In 2010, he played for the Yokohama Bay Stars of Nippon Professional Baseball.

Tampa Bay Rays[edit]

In 2011, he returned to Major League Baseball, signing a minor league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays. On July 2, he was granted his release by Tampa Bay.[1] He later played for the Lotte Giants in Korea.

Detroit Tigers[edit]

On December 11, 2011, he signed a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers.

New York Yankees[edit]

Bootcheck signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees for the 2013 season. The Yankees called him up to the major leagues on June 14.[2] He was designated for assignment on June 18, 2013. Bootcheck opted to become a free agent, but re-signed with the Yankees shortly after.[3] The new contract includes an August 15 opt-out date.[4]

Philadelphia Phillies[edit]

Bootcheck signed a minor league deal with the Philadelphia Phillies in December 2013. He became a free agent after the 2014 season.


  1. ^ Links, Zach. "Rays Grant Chris Bootcheck His Release". Retrieved 3 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Archived from the original on June 18, 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Your much more frequent Jose Alvarez/Chris Bootcheck update". The Detroit Hustle. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Links, Zach (June 21, 2013). "Bootcheck Clears Waivers, Re-Signs With Yankees". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 

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