Jason Karnuth

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Jason Karnuth
Relief pitcher
Born: (1976-05-15) May 15, 1976 (age 41)
LaGrange, Illinois
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 20, 2001, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 2005, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 0-0
Earned run average 2.70
Strikeouts 1

Jason Andre Karnuth (born May 15, 1976) is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher most recently with the Milwaukee Brewers organization.

In 2007, Karnuth was the accidental victim of an attack by Roman Colón. During Colón's rehab assignment in Triple-A Toledo, Colón was involved in an altercation with fellow pitcher Jordan Tata. During the course of the fight, Colón attempted to punch Tata and instead landed a punch to the face of Karnuth, the Mud Hens closer who was trying to intercede and break up the fight. The resulting injury caused Karnuth to be admitted to the hospital and undergo plastic surgery to his face. According to his wife, who filed an assault report against Colón on her husband's behalf, Karnuth required a titanium plate to be screwed into his head. Karnuth missed most of the 2007 season as a result of the injuries. The Tigers suspended Colón for 7 days after the incident. On January 15, 2008, Colon pleaded no contest to an assault charge and was sentenced to 200 hours of community service.[1]

He retired on February 29, 2008.[2]


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