Weiland with the Boston Red Sox
September 12, 1986 |
Albuquerque, New Mexico
|July 10, 2011, for the Boston Red Sox|
|April 24, 2012, for the Houston Astros|
(through 2012 season)
|Earned run average||7.23|
Weiland attended the University of Notre Dame, where he played for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish baseball team. He was drafted by the Red Sox in the 3rd round of the 2008 Major League Baseball draft.
He made his Major League debut on July 10, 2011 against the Baltimore Orioles. He started and pitched 4+ innings, before being ejected for hitting Vladimir Guerrero with no outs in the 5th. In his debut, he made several Red Sox firsts, namely: first New Mexico native to play with the Red Sox; first Red Sox player to wear #70 in a game and the first Red Sox player to be ejected in his first major league game. On December 14, 2011 he was traded to the Houston Astros along with Jed Lowrie for Mark Melancon He earned a spot in the Astros' starting rotation at the beginning of the 2012 season. Weiland was diagnosed with a right shoulder infection and was shut down for the rest of the 2012 season.
He missed the whole 2013 season because of injury. In February, 2014, Weiland attempted to pitch again at any level after battling an infection in his shoulder and abdomen.
He announced his retirement on March 29, 2015.
Weiland throws 4 pitches: a two-seam and four seam fastball, a curveball and a cutter.
- Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- USA Today on Weiland's debut
- Red Sox Acquire Mark Melancon For Jed Lowrie & Kyle Weiland MLB Trade Rumors
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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