Mike Trujillo

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Mike Trujillo
Pitcher
Born: (1960-01-12) January 12, 1960 (age 57)
Denver, Colorado
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 14, 1985, for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
June 17, 1989, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 12-12
Earned run average 5.02
Strikeouts 96
Teams

Michael Andrew Trujillo (born January 12, 1960 in Denver, Colorado) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played from 19851989.

College[edit]

Trujillo attended the University of Northern Colorado where he played college baseball.

Early career[edit]

Trujillo was drafted in the 7th round (172nd overall) of the 1982 Major League Baseball draft by the Chicago White Sox in the free agent draft. After Trujillo was drafted, it took three years for him to reach the majors.

On September 7, 1984, Trujillo was traded to the San Francisco Giants for Tom O'Malley. He was selected from the Giants by Boston Red Sox in the Rule 5 draft 3 months later.

Boston Red Sox career (1985–1986)[edit]

Trujillo's first career start was in Boston with the Red Sox on April 14, 1985, at the age of 25. As a rookie, he ended the season with an ERA of 4.82 going 4–4. That year, Trujillo recorded 19 strikeouts in 84 full innings pitched while allowing 23 walks and 7 home runs.

During his second year pitching for the Red Sox, he played in three games in the majors, pitching only 5.2 innings. He spent most of 1986 with the Pawtucket Red Sox, where he had a record of 8–9 as a relief pitcher. In August, Trujillo (along with Rey Quiñones, Mike Brown and John Christensen) was traded to the Seattle Mariners. The Red Sox obtained Spike Owen and Dave Henderson.

Seattle Mariners career (1986–1987)[edit]

Trujillo spent the rest of the season in the majors with the Mariners. He earned his first major league shutout on September 20. He finished the season with a 3–2 record, with 19 strikeouts. During his second season as a Mariner, he went 4–4 in 28 games while recording 36 strikeouts. He allowed 12 home runs and 70 hits during the season. He was released during spring training the following year.

Detroit Tigers career (1988–1989)[edit]

On March 31, 1988, three days after his release by the Mariners, Trujillo signed a contract with the Detroit Tigers. Trujillo again spent most of the season in the minors with the Toledo Mud Hens, but did pitch six games for Detroit. He did not earn any wins or losses pitching only 12.1 innings with an ERA of 5.11.

During his final season with the Tigers, Trujillo pitched 25.2 innings. He allowed 35 hits but only 3 homers. His last major league game was on June 17, 1989.[1] On August 6, 1989, he was sold to the New York Mets, but was granted free agency 2 months later after pitching in 23 games for the minor league Tidewater Tides, ending his career.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mike Trujillo at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Mike Trujillo Trades and Transactions by Baseball Almanac

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