Majewski with the Louisville Bats
|Saraperos de Saltillo – No. 56|
February 26, 1980 |
|August 26, 2004, for the Montreal Expos|
(through 2010 season)
|Earned run average||4.75|
Gary Wayne Majewski (//; born February 26, 1980) is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher who currently plays for the Saraperos de Saltillo of the Mexican League. He played in MLB for the Montreal Expos, Washington Nationals, Cincinnati Reds and Houston Astros.
Majewski graduated in 1998 from St. Pius X High School in Houston, where he was unanimously selected for Houston Player of the Year for his achievement of maintaining a 1.64 ERA and a 14-3 record. With that, he led his team to the state championship in Class 5A TAPPS.
Majewski was traded by the Washington Nationals to the Cincinnati Reds along with Bill Bray, Royce Clayton, and Brendan Harris for Austin Kearns, Felipe López, and Ryan Wagner. The trade caused some controversy, as the Reds front office was apparently unaware of cortisone shots that had been given to Majewski because of arm pain before the trade. It was alleged that Majeski was known to be injured by Washington GM Jim Bowden and the trade was an attempt to dump him for some value to some unsuspecting team. In his time with that Nationals Majewski was very good, with a 2.93 ERA in 2005 and a 3.58 ERA with Washington up until he was traded.
With the Reds he had very little success, with a 7.28 ERA in parts of three seasons. He was not re-signed after the 2008 season and has pitched just two games in the Major Leagues since. A grievance was filed with MLB alleging misconduct by Jim Bowden and the Washington Nationals. MLB has never revealed their findings and no punishment is on record.
On December 23, 2008, he signed a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies.
In December 2009 Majewski signed a minor league contract with the Houston Astros.
In March 2012 Majewski was signed by the Sugarland Skeeters, an American professional baseball team based in Sugar Land, Texas. Majewski pitched in 56 games for the Skeeters during the 2012 season, compiling an ERA of 3.37.
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- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)