Sarfate with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp
|Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – No. 58|
April 9, 1981 |
Queens, New York
|MLB: September 3, 2006, for the Milwaukee Brewers|
|NPB: April 14, 2011, for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp|
|Earned run average||4.53|
(through 2011 season)
|Earned run average||1.57|
|Career highlights and awards|
Dennis Scott Sarfate (born April 9, 1981) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Nippon Professional Baseball. He has previously played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Houston Astros, and Baltimore Orioles in Major League Baseball.
High school career
He was traded from the Milwaukee Brewers to the Houston Astros on September 11, 2007, for cash considerations. On December 12, 2007, Sarfate was traded by the Houston Astros along with Luke Scott, pitchers Matt Albers and Troy Patton, and third baseman Michael Costanzo to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for shortstop Miguel Tejada.
After beginning his professional career as a starter, Sarfate spent 2007 and began 2008 as a relief pitcher, but on July 28, 2008, he was moved to the Orioles starting rotation. He returned to the bullpen after just 4 starts, in which he went 0-2 while allowing 18 runs in just 152⁄3 innings.
Sarfate began 2009 in the Orioles Bullpen, but was sent to AAA Norfolk in May after posting a 6.49 ERA in 8 appearances. He was called up again in September, and pitched much better, posting a 3.48 ERA over 12 relief appearances.
In 2010, Sarfate began at AAA Norfolk, where he pitched 3 innings before getting injured.
In 2014, Sarfate joined the Hawks, and got the final save of the 2014 Japan Series.
- "Player Bio: Dennis Sarfate". Arizona State Baseball. Retrieved March 23, 2012.
- Fitzpatrick, Mike (July 28, 2008). "Orioles move Sarfate into struggling rotation". USA Today. Retrieved July 7, 2010.
- "Hiroshima Carp re-sign Bullington, Sarfate, Barden". Retrieved March 23, 2012.