Jay Witasick

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Jay Witasick
Born: (1972-08-28) August 28, 1972 (age 42)
Baltimore, Maryland
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 7, 1996 for the Oakland Athletics
Last MLB appearance
September 26, 2007 for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Career statistics
Win–loss record 32–41
Earned run average 4.64
Strikeouts 645

Gerald Alphonse "Jay" Witasick, Jr. (/wɨˈtɑːsɨk/; born August 28, 1972) is a former professional baseball pitcher. He pitched all or part of twelve seasons in Major League Baseball from 1996-2007, primarily as a relief pitcher.

High school and college[edit]

Witasick attended C. Milton Wright High School (Bel Air, Maryland) and Brevard Community College (Melbourne, Florida) and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Professional career[edit]

He was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2nd round of the 1993 Major League Baseball Draft. He made his major league debut on July 7, 1996 as a member of the Oakland Athletics against the California Angels. During his career, Witasick was mainly used as a middle reliever and, in addition to the A's, he played for the Kansas City Royals, San Diego Padres, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, Colorado Rockies, and Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

On June 2, 2007, Witasick was designated for assignment by the A's and released on June 7. On June 12, he was signed to a one-year deal by the Devil Rays. On October 25, 2007, the Devil Rays released him, ending his professional playing career.

Coaching career[edit]

Jay joined the Harford Community College baseball team as an assistant coach for the 2009 season.[1]


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