Eric Yardley

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Eric Yardley
Milwaukee Brewers – No. 57
Pitcher
Born: (1990-08-18) August 18, 1990 (age 29)
Richland, Washington
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 21, 2019, for the San Diego Padres
MLB statistics
(through 2019 season)
Win–loss record0–1
Earned run average2.31
Strikeouts7
Teams

Eric Christian Yardley (born August 18, 1990) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has played in MLB for the San Diego Padres.

Career[edit]

Yardley attended Richland High School in Richland, Washington.[1] He attended Seattle University and played college baseball for the Redhawks for four seasons (2010-2013).[2]

Yardley was undrafted out of college in 2013, and played for the Taos Blizzard and the Trinidad Triggers of the independent Pecos League.[3]

San Diego Padres[edit]

He signed a minor league contract with the San Diego Padres on July 21, 2013.[4] He played for the AZL Padres in 2013, going 2–0 with a 1.89 ERA in 19 innings.[5] He split the 2014 season between the Fort Wayne TinCaps and the San Antonio Missions, combining to go 2–4 with a 2.95 ERA in 65 innings.[5] He split the 2015 season between the Lake Elsinore Storm and San Antonio, combining to go 2–5 with a 2.97 ERA in ​66 23 innings.[5] Following the 2015 season, Yardley played for the Peoria Javelinas of the Arizona Fall League.[6]

Yardley split the 2016, 2017, and 2018 seasons each between San Antonio and the El Paso Chihuahuas. He combined to go 3–2 with a 2.93 ERA over ​70 23 innings in 2016, 3–2 with a 2.05 ERA over 70 innings in 2017, and 5–4 with a 4.13 ERA over ​60 13 innings in 2018.[5] He opened the 2019 season back with El Paso, going 0–2 with a 2.83 ERA and 52 strikeouts over ​63 23 innings.[5]

On August 21, 2019, the Padres selected Yardley's contract and promoted him to the major leagues.[7] He made his major league debut that day versus the Cincinnati Reds, allowing three runs (one earned) in a ​13 of an inning and suffering the loss.[8] In 10 games for the Padres, Yardley went 0–1 with a 2.31 ERA and 7 strikeouts in ​11 23 innings. Yardley was designated for assignment on November 4, 2019.

Milwaukee Brewers[edit]

On November 15, 2019, Yardley was claimed off waivers by the Milwaukee Brewers.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Richland's Yardley signs with Padres". Tri-City Herald. July 18, 2013. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  2. ^ Seattle University (July 18, 2013). "Eric Yardley Signed by San Diego Padres". goseattleu.com. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  3. ^ Noah Hilton (January 1, 2017). "Eric Yardley Interview: Opportunity in Every Difficulty". East Village Times. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  4. ^ "Padres' prospect Yardley is embracing opportunities". Fox Sports San Diego. July 14, 2017. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Eric Yardley Player Page". MLB.com. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  6. ^ "Former Trinidad Trigger Eric Yardley excelling in Arizona Fall League". pecosleague.com. November 9, 2015. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  7. ^ Kevin Acee (August 21, 2019). "Eric Yardley fulfills dream, looks to earn job with Padres". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved August 22, 2019.
  8. ^ Pete (August 21, 2019). "Richland grad called-up to the big leagues". Newstalk AM 870 KFLD. Retrieved August 22, 2019.
  9. ^ Jeff Sanders (November 15, 2019). "Padres' Jacob Nix outrighted to Triple-A El Paso; Eric Yardley claimed". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved November 15, 2019.

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