September 4, 1986 |
|April 25, 2011, for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 28, 2013, for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Earned run average||4.01|
Stutes is a graduate of Lake Oswego High School in 2004, where he attended high school at the same time as basketball player Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers (who graduated three years later). Stutes was drafted by the Phillies in the 11th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft out of Oregon State University, where he played for the Beavers team. Previously, he had been drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 32nd round of the 2004 draft, and the St. Louis Cardinals in the ninth round of the 2007 draft, but did not sign either time.
Stutes was promoted to the majors for the first time after José Contreras was placed on the 15-day DL on April 25, 2011. He made his debut that day, recording one perfect inning of relief against the Arizona Diamondbacks, as well as recording his first major league strikeout, against Kelly Johnson. Stutes stayed in the majors for the rest of the season, including pitching in Game 1 of the 2011 National League Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. In 57 games in 2011, he went 6-2 with a 3.63 ERA and 13 holds, striking out 58 in 62 innings.
After just 5.2 innings pitched in the 2012 season, Stutes was placed on the 15-Day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. Stutes was then shut down for the season after arthroscopic surgery on the shoulder.
Stutes started the season with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the Phillies Triple-A affiliate, before being called up to the Phillies on May 24. He pitched with Philadelphia for a month before being placed on the disabled list on June 23 with biceps tendinitis. At the very end of the season, on September 20, Stutes was activated off the disabled list, and made two more appearances. In 16 games with the Phillies in 2013, he went 3-1 with a 4.58 ERA and three holds, striking out nine in 17.2 innings.
On March 26, 2014 Stutes was released by the Phillies and became a free agent.
- Mike Stutes [@mikestutes] (3 August 2011). ""@Orgophlax: @mikestutes How do you know Kevin Love?"same hometown and high school" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- McCormick, Jim (April 25, 2011). "Next Man Up: Michael Stutes Gets The Call". Archived from the original on April 30, 2011. Retrieved April 25, 2011.
- Baer, Bill (June 23, 2013). "Phillies place Mike Stutes on DL; Mike Adams to get second opinion". NBC Sports.
- Zolecki, Todd (September 20, 2013). "Phillies activate reliever Stutes from 60-day DL". Phillies.com.