Chris Oxspring

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Chris Oxspring
At 2010 MLB Australian Academy
Born: (1977-05-13) 13 May 1977 (age 39)
Ipswich, Australia
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
2 September, 2005, for the San Diego Padres
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 0–0
Earned run average 3.75
Strikeouts 11
KBO statistics
Win–loss record 49–40
Earned run average 3.90
Strikeouts 567
Olympic medal record
Men's Baseball
Representing  Australia
Silver medal – second place Athens 2004 Team

Chris Andrew Oxspring (born 13 May 1977 in Ipswich, Australia) is an Australian right-handed pitcher currently coaching for the Lotte Giants of the Korea Baseball Organization.

Oxspring joined the Hanshin Tigers in Japan 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 Korea 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.[1]

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).[2]

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.

In 2013 and 2014, Oxspring played with the Lotte Giants of the Korea Baseball Organization. In 2015, he played with the KT Wiz of the Korea Baseball Organization. Since 2016, he has served as a pitching coach for the Lotte Giants.


  1. ^ Sydney vs Canberra Boxscore 6 November 2010 – Australian Baseball League
  2. ^ ABL League Pitching Leaders – Australian Baseball League

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