Jon Adkins

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Jon Adkins
Born: (1977-08-30) August 30, 1977 (age 42)
Huntington, West Virginia
Batted: Left Threw: Right
Professional debut
MLB: August 14, 2003, for the Chicago White Sox
KBO: April 4, 2009, for the Lotte Giants
Last appearance
MLB: September 27, 2008, for the Cincinnati Reds
KBO: September 22, 2009, for the Lotte Giants
MLB statistics
Win–loss record5–5
Earned run average4.54
KBO statistics
Win–loss record3–5
Earned run average3.83

Jonathan Scott Adkins (born August 30, 1977) is an American former professional baseball pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB), and an MLB scout for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Playing career[edit]


Adkins graduated from Oklahoma State University. In 1996, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Orleans Cardinals of the Cape Cod Baseball League.[1] He was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the ninth round of the 1998 Major League Baseball draft.


In April 2006, he pitched in three games for the San Diego Padres, and was then optioned to the Padres' Triple-A affiliate, the Portland Beavers. On November 15, 2006, Adkins was traded to the New York Mets along with Ben Johnson for Heath Bell and Royce Ring. On July 28, 2007, he was called up from the minor leagues. On December 6, 2007, the Cincinnati Reds signed Adkins to a minor league contract.

With the Triple-A Louisville, Adkins served as their closer and saved 30 games (IL leader) with a 3.48 ERA. On September 9, Adkins was recalled, and pitched 1/3 of an inning and got the win. He was released in January to pitch for the Lotte Giants in the Korea Baseball Organization. He led the KBO in saves with 26 in 2009. On December 2, 2009, he signed a minor league deal with the Cincinnati Reds. On July 11, 2010, Cincinnati released Adkins. On July 29, 2010, Adkins signed with the Chicago White Sox and was assigned to Triple-A Charlotte.

Scouting career[edit]

Adkins was released by the White Sox in September 2010 and named to the amateur scouting staff of the Boston Red Sox covering the Ohio River Valley[2] in January 2011.[3] After spending five years with Boston, he was named Northeast scouting cross-checker by the Dodgers for 2016.[4]


  1. ^ "Major League Baseball Players From the Cape Cod League" (PDF). Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  2. ^ Boston Red Sox
  3. ^ Eddy, Matt. "Minor League Transactions: September 15–26". Baseball America. Retrieved 2 October 2010.
  4. ^ Norris, Josh, ed. (2016). Baseball America 2016 Directory. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-1-932391-62-6.

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