Shell with the Washington Nationals
March 10, 1983 |
|June 22, 2008, for the Washington Nationals|
|Last MLB appearance|
|April 19, 2009, for the Washington Nationals|
(through 2011 season)
|Earned run average||2.45|
|Representing United States|
|Baseball World Cup|
|2007 Tianmu||National team|
Played high school ball in Minco and El Reno Oklahoma. His senior year he was named Oklahoma Gatorade Player of the Year.Shell was drafted straight out of high school in the 3rd round of the 2001 amateur draft by the Anaheim Angels. Shell pitched in the Angels organization from 2001–2007. In the off season of the 2007 season, Shell pitched for team USA and was the winning pitcher in the Gold Medal game verses Cuba. He became a minor league free agent after the 2007 season and signed a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals. On July 11, 2008, he set the Nationals' record for the longest save in club history. He pitched 3 scoreless innings against the Astros to get the record as well as his first career save. On April 29, 2009 Shell refused a minor league assignment and became a free agent. On May 2, 2009 Shell signed a minor league deal with the Seattle Mariners.
On November 15, 2010, Shell signed a minor league contract with the Kansas City Royals. On May 8, 2011, Shell was released. On May 19, 2011, he signed a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves and was assigned to Triple-A Gwinnett the following day. A free agent again after the 2011 season.
After leaving baseball in 2011, Shell is currently working as an Operations Tech for Husky Ventures.
Shell was married to model, internet blogger and fitness entrepreneur Kenna Shell 2006-2015. The couple have one child, Tyler Shell, born May 18, 2009. He now owns an oil business as well as a store in a cookie franchise in Yukon, Oklahoma. He is currently remarried to Kady Shell (2017).
- Minor Deals: Zumaya, Red Sox, Reds, Blue Jays, MLBTradeRumors.com, May 25, 2011.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or The Baseball Cube, or Retrosheet, or Baseball Reference (Minor, Fall and Winter Leagues)
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