Eddie Kunz

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Eddie Kunz
Eddie Kunz on February 27, 2010.jpg
Free agent
Pitcher
Born: (1986-04-08) April 8, 1986 (age 31)
Portland, Oregon
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 3, 2008, for the New York Mets
MLB statistics
(through 2011)
Win-loss record 0–0
Earned run average 13.50
Strikeouts 1
Teams

Edward Cory Kunz (born April 8, 1986) is an American professional baseball pitcher.

Early life and amateur career[edit]

Kunz was born in Portland, Oregon.[1] He attended Parkrose High School, where he played football, basketball, and baseball. He was a preseason All-American second-team in 2007 for the Oregon State Beavers.[2]

Professional career[edit]

New York Mets[edit]

On August 24, 2007, the New York Mets signed Kunz after they selected him 42nd overall in the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft.[3] Less than a year later, on August 3, 2008, he was called up to the Major Leagues from the Double-A affiliate, Binghamton Mets, after having a 2.79 ERA with 27 saves in 44 games.[4]

That day, in his Major League debut, he pitched a scoreless seventh inning.[5] However, two weeks later, after struggling and the Mets' trade for Luis Ayala, he was demoted back to the minors.[6]

On November 5, 2010, Kunz was sent down to the minors to Triple-A Buffalo along with Jesús Feliciano and Raul Valdes. Along with them were Mike Hessman and Omir Santos who then became free-agents after refusing their minor league assignment.

San Diego Padres[edit]

On March 29, 2011, Kunz was traded by the Mets to the Padres at the end of spring training for minor league first baseman Allan Dykstra.[7]

On March 20, 2013, Kunz was released by the Padres.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player profile". MLB.com. Retrieved August 4, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Oregon State profile". Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved June 8, 2006. 
  3. ^ Kobylarz, Lauren (July 24, 2007). "Mets sign top Draft pick Kunz; Reliever helped Oregon State win back-to-back championships". MLB.com. Retrieved August 5, 2008. 
  4. ^ DiComo, Anthony (August 3, 2008). "Maine to DL as Mets call up Kunz; With Wagner ailing, bullpen needs reinforcement". MLB.com. Retrieved August 3, 2008. 
  5. ^ DiComo, Anthony (August 4, 2008). "After quiet Deadline, Mets look inward; Kunz, Murphy and Evans give club homegrown boost". MLB.com. Retrieved August 4, 2008. 
  6. ^ "Mets demote RHP Eddie Kunz to make room for Luis Ayala". The Canadian Press. August 18, 2008. Retrieved August 18, 2008. [dead link]
  7. ^ http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/mar/29/padres-trade-former-no-1-pick-dykstra-mets/
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-05-09. Retrieved 2013-03-20. 

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