At 2010 MLB Australian Academy
|KT Wiz – No. 32|
13 May 1977 |
|2 September, 2005 for the San Diego Padres|
(through 2005 season)
|Earned run average||3.75|
(through 2014 season)
|Earned run average||3.73|
(through 2013 season)
|Olympic medal record|
|Competitor for Australia|
Oxspring joined the Hanshin Tigers in Japan the for the 2006 season. On 15 December 2006, Oxspring signed a minor league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers. On 10 July 2007, his contract with the Brewers was sold to the LG Twins of the Korean Baseball Organization just one day before serving as the Pacific Coast League's starting pitcher in the 2007 Triple-A All-Star Game.
Internationally, Oxspring was a star for Australia in the 2004 Olympics, pitching 2–0 with wins both against Japan, earning him a silver medal.
Oxspring had the honour of throwing out the first official pitch of the Australian Baseball League to catcher Andrew Graham when the Blue Sox played the Canberra Cavalry on 6 November 2010. Oxspring threw six shutout innings in a game Sydney won 1–0.
On 8 December 2010, while playing with the Sydney Oxspring signed a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training with the Detroit Tigers. At the end of the 2010–11 Australian Baseball League regular season, he led the league in innings pitched (68.2), game started (11) and strikeouts (71).
In June 2011, Detroit released Oxspring after struggling for their AAA affiliate, the Toledo Mud Hens conceding a 6.53 ERA over 20.2 innings. He shortly after signed with independent team the Somerset Patriots for the remainder of 2011.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Career statistics and player information from Korea Baseball Organization
- Chris Oxspring at databaseOlympics.com