Eric Surkamp

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Eric Surkamp
Eric Surkamp on September 6, 2011.jpg
Surkamp with the San Francisco Giants
Free agent
Starting pitcher
Born: (1987-07-16) July 16, 1987 (age 28)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
August 27, 2011, for the San Francisco Giants
MLB statistics
(through 2015 season)
Win–loss record 4–3
Earned run average 6.47
Strikeouts 37

Eric M. Surkamp (born July 16, 1987) is an American professional baseball pitcher who is currently a free agent. He previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB_ for the San Francisco Giants, Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers.

Professional career[edit]

San Francisco Giants[edit]

Surkamp was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the sixth round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft out of North Carolina State University, where he played college baseball for the Wolfpack.[1]

In 2011, after going 10-4 with a 2.02 ERA in 22 starts for the Richmond Flying Squirrels,[2] Surkamp was called up to the majors for the first time on August 27, 2011.[3] He allowed one run in six innings in his debut that day against the Houston Astros. In his second major league start, on September 6, he picked up his first major league win, giving up three runs in five innings in a 6–4 victory over the San Diego Padres.[4] He finished the year with a 2-2 record and a 5.74 ERA.

Surkamp began 2012 on the disabled list with a flexor tendon strain. After a series of setbacks, on July 25, 2012, Surkamp underwent Tommy John surgery, which knocked him out for the entire 2012 season.[5]

Surkamp began the 2013 season on the 60-day disabled list as he was still recovering from the Tommy John surgery, but was expected to return after the All-Star break.[6][7] He appeared in just one game that season, pitching 2 23 innings against the Cincinnati Reds and giving up seven runs.[8] In 11 starts for the AAA Fresno Grizzlies he was 7–1 with a 2.78 ERA.[9]

Surkamp was designated for assignment by the Giants on December 19, 2013.[10]

Chicago White Sox[edit]

Surkamp was claimed off waivers by the Chicago White Sox on December 23, 2013.[11] He appeared in 35 games as a reliever during the 2014 season with a 4.81 ERA.

Los Angeles Dodgers[edit]

On May 22, 2015, he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for Blake Smith. He was assigned to the AAA Oklahoma City Dodgers.[12] On July 6th, Surkamp had his contract purchased by the Dodgers and was called up to the majors.[13] He pitched 3 13 innings in relief for the Dodgers in the game that night, allowing four earned runs. He was designated for assignment on July 8.[14] He returned to AAA where he was 9–3 with a 3.57 ERA in 16 appearances (15 starts).[9]


  1. ^ "North Carolina State University Baseball Players Who Made it to the Major Leagues". Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Baseball Reference Minors
  3. ^ Surkamp set to duel Myers in Major League debut
  4. ^ Haft, Chris (September 7, 2011). "Night of firsts helps Giants close NL West gap". Major League Baseball Advanced Media. Retrieved October 16, 2012. 
  5. ^ Haft, Chris and Jay Lee (July 25, 2012). "Surkamp has Tommy John surgery". Major League Baseball. Retrieved July 26, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Giants Add Nick Noonan for Opening Day Roster". Sporting News. Retrieved April 26, 2013. 
  7. ^ Eymer, Rick (May 27, 2013). "Giants send down Rosario; Surkamp to 60-day DL". Major League Baseball. Retrieved June 4, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Eric Surkamp 2013 pitching gamelogs". Baseball Reference. 
  9. ^ a b "Eric Surkamp minor league statistics & history". Baseball Reference. 
  10. ^ Haft, Chris (December 20, 2013). "Left-hander Surkamp designated for assignment". Retrieved January 4, 2014. 
  11. ^ "White Sox claim Eric Surkamp off waivers from San Francisco". Chicago White Sox. December 23, 2013. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  12. ^ Todd, Jeff (May 22, 2015). "Dodgers Acquire Eric Surkamp From White Sox". mlbtraderumors. Retrieved May 22, 2015. 
  13. ^ Weisman, Jon (July 6, 2015). "Eric Surkamp brought up by Dodgers, but Yimi Garcia will start tonight". Dodgers Insider. Retrieved July 6, 2015. 
  14. ^ Osborne, Cary (July 8, 2015). "Dodgers bring up another new arm in Tsao, Garcia sent to Oklahoma City". Dodgers Insider. Retrieved July 8, 2015. 

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