Eric Hurley

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Eric Hurley
Eric Hurley 2005.jpg
Hurley pitching for the Clinton LumberKings in 2005.
Born: (1985-09-17) September 17, 1985 (age 33)
Sikeston, Missouri
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 12, 2008, for the Texas Rangers
Last MLB appearance
July 27, 2008, for the Texas Rangers
MLB statistics
Win-loss record1–2
Earned run average5.47

Eric William Hurley (born September 17, 1985) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Texas Rangers in 2008.


High school[edit]

Hurley attended Samuel W. Wolfson High School in Jacksonville, Florida, where he was teammates with fellow first round draft pick Billy Butler who was selected by the Kansas City Royals.

Texas Rangers[edit]

He was drafted in 2004 by the Texas Rangers and was their Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2006.[1] He made his major league debut on June 12, 2008, against the Kansas City Royals, pitching 6 innings, but earning a no decision. Hurley earned his first major league victory on June 29, 2008, against the Philadelphia Phillies, giving up only one earned run over 5.2 innings.

Hurley missed the 2009 season after undergoing surgery for a torn rotator cuff before the season.[1] In 2011, he had a viral infection, and while he was out, fellow pitcher Neil Ramirez took his place.[2]

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim[edit]

He signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on December 23.[3] On July 6, 2012, he had his contract purchased by the Angels. He was later sent back to Triple-A and removed from the 40-man roster. After clearing waivers on July 20, he elected free agency.

Minnesota Twins[edit]

On July 24, he signed a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins.[4]


  1. ^ a b T.R. Sullivan (January 21, 2009). "Rotation candidate Hurley out for 2009". Archived from the original on March 1, 2009. Retrieved March 30, 2009.
  2. ^ Louie Horvath (August 27, 2011). "Prospect Ramirez not deterred by sore shoulder". Archived from the original on April 22, 2014. Retrieved April 22, 2014.
  3. ^ Alden Gonzalez (December 23, 2011). "Three sign Minor League contracts with Angels". Archived from the original on April 22, 2014. Retrieved April 22, 2014.
  4. ^ "Hurley lands with Twins". CBS Sports. August 17, 2012. Archived from the original on April 22, 2014. Retrieved April 22, 2014.

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