Feierabend with the Nexen Heroes
|Nexen Heroes – No. 31|
August 22, 1985 |
|September 13, 2006, for the Seattle Mariners|
(through 2014 season)
|Earned run average||7.15|
Ryan Robert Feierabend (born August 22, 1985) is an American professional baseball pitcher. He currently pitches for Nexen Heroes of the Korea Baseball Organization. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Seattle Mariners from 2006 to 2008 and the Texas Rangers in 2014.
Feierabend was recalled from the Double-A San Antonio Missions on September 8, 2006. He threw six scoreless innings over his first two Major League appearances before making his first start on September 24 against the Chicago White Sox. He allowed two runs in five innings in his second start on September 29 against the Texas Rangers, earning a no-decision. Feierabend was 9–12 with a 4.28 ERA in 28 starts at San Antonio.
In 2007 he started the year with the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers, but had four stints with Seattle. He was 1–6 with a 10.27 ERA in 9 starts and had 0.77 ERA in four relief appearances for the Mariners. He was recalled from Tacoma on May 29 and made season debut that night in start against the Los Angeles Angels. He picked up his only win of the season on June 3 against the Texas Rangers allowing 4 runs on 7 hits while striking out 5 in a career-high seven and two thirds innings. He was optioned back to Tacoma on June 4. He was recalled on July 24 and started game one of a doubleheader at Texas rerecording the loss allowing two runs on six hits in five innings. He was optioned back to Tacoma between games. He was recalled for fourth time on September 1, appearing in five games, including two starts to end the season.
He started the 2008 season with Tacoma, but finished year with Seattle. He made 8 starts with the Mariners. He was named the Mariners Triple-A Pitcher of the Year at the end of the season.
Feierabend spent majority of the season with Tacoma, going 7–1 with a 2.16 in 13 starts. He struck out a season-high seven batters in six innings in first start of the season on April 3 against the Sacramento River Cats. He went 3–0 with a 1.49 ERA in seven starts at Cheney Stadium. He was placed on the minor league disabled list with a left elbow strain from May 17 to July 24 marking the first time in his career to be placed on the DL. He made four rehab appearances with the Rookie-level Peoria Mariners and the Short-Season Everett AquaSox.
On August 17, he was recalled and recorded the loss in season debut that night against the Minnesota Twins allowing six runs on ten hits in three innings. He picked up only win of the season on September 7 against the New York Yankees. He led the Mariners and was tied for fifth in the American League with six pickoffs, despite only tossing 39.2 innings.
2009 and 2010
Philadelphia Phillies / York Revolution / Cincinnati Reds
In 2011 he played in the Philadelphia Phillies organization. He started 2012 with the York Revolution of Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. He then signed with the Cincinnati Reds organization in June.
Feierabend was signed to a minor league contract by the Texas Rangers on January 15, 2013, with an invitation to Minor League camp. He was called up by the Rangers on July 12, 2014. He was designated for assignment on August 1. Feierabend elected free agency in October 2014.
On December 3, 2014, he signed a one year/$270,000 (USD) deal to play for the KBO's Nexen Heroes for the 2015 season.
- Season might be over before it starts for Mariners' Ryan Feierabend. Seattletimes.nwsource.com. Retrieved on 2012-05-21.
- Polishuk, Mark (October 6, 2014). "Players Who Have Elected Minor League Free Agency". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved October 6, 2014.