Seth McClung

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Seth McClung
Seth McClung 2009.jpg
McClung with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2009
Born: (1981-02-07) February 7, 1981 (age 40)
Lewisburg, West Virginia
Batted: Left
Threw: Right
MLB debut
March 31, 2003, for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Last MLB appearance
October 4, 2009, for the Milwaukee Brewers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record26–34
Earned run average5.46

Michael Seth McClung (born February 7, 1981), nicknamed Big Red, is an American former professional baseball pitcher. In his career, he pitched as a starting pitcher and as a relief pitcher.


Tampa Bay Devil Rays[edit]

McClung began the 2006 season with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays as a starting pitcher, was sent later that year to the minor leagues, and was converted to be a closer.

Milwaukee Brewers[edit]

He started the 2007 season in Triple-A Durham of the International League, before being traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for Grant Balfour on July 27.[1] He was then assigned to the Nashville Sounds of the Pacific Coast League before being called up to Milwaukee on August 21, making his debut with the Brewers in a relief appearance on the same day.

He began the 2008 season in the Brewers bullpen, later being moved into the rotation in place of Carlos Villanueva. His first appearance as a starter for Milwaukee was against the Washington Nationals on May 24. After the Brewers traded for CC Sabathia, McClung and Dave Bush shared a spot in the rotation[2] with Bush pitching on the road and McClung pitching at home. This experiment ended on August 2, with Bush taking the rotation spot and McClung moving to the bullpen.[3]

Florida Marlins[edit]

On February 1, 2010, McClung signed a minor league contract with the Florida Marlins with an invite to spring training. He was released on March 30.

Texas Rangers[edit]

On December 17, 2010 the Texas Rangers signed McClung. He was released on July 13, 2011.[4]

Second Stint with Brewers[edit]

On January 10, 2012, McClung signed a minor league deal with the Brewers. On July 31, McClung was released. He went 2–13 with a 6.36 ERA in 21 appearances (20 starts) with Triple-A Nashville.

Chicago Cubs[edit]

On August 12, McClung signed a minor league deal with the Chicago Cubs.[5] In 2013, McClung pitched for the Sultanes de Monterrey of the Mexican League.

Pittsburgh Pirates[edit]

McClung signed a minor league deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates on November 20, 2013. He was released on March 22, 2014.

Personal life[edit]

McClung is the uncle of internet sensation and former Texas Tech basketball star Mac McClung. Mac grew up going to games and spending time with his big league uncle, surrounding himself with high levels of success at a young age. Seth could be attributed to inspiring the younger McClung as he encouraged Mac to achieve greatness and for his "younger generation of the family to pass [his] accomplishments".[6]


  1. ^ Major League Baseball Transactions
  2. ^ "McClung, Bush to share rotation spot"[permanent dead link], 2008-07-18
  3. ^ "Bush named Milwaukee's fifth starter" Archived 2008-08-17 at the Wayback Machine, 2008-08-02
  4. ^ Dierkes, Tim. "Rangers Release Manny Delcarmen, Seth McClung". Retrieved 13 July 2011.
  5. ^ @philgrogers (12 August 2012). "Cubs sign Seth McClung to AAA contract. Casey Coleman left last night w/shoulder pain" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  6. ^ [1]

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