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Jason Berken

Jason Berken
Chicago White Sox
Relief pitcher
Born: (1983-11-27) November 27, 1983 (age 30)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 26, 2009 for the Baltimore Orioles
Career statistics
(through 2012 season)
Win-loss record 10-20
Earned run average 5.36
Strikeouts 163

Jason Thomas Berken (born November 27, 1983) is a Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher for the Chicago White Sox.

Baseball career

Berken graduated from West De Pere High School. He played college baseball for the Clemson Tigers. While at Clemson, he played for the New England Collegiate Baseball League's Keene Swamp Bats.

Berken was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the sixth round (175th overall) of the 2006 MLB Draft. On May 26, 2009, after pitching just 25 innings for Triple-A Norfolk, he was called up to the Orioles' roster to replace injured outfielder Lou Montanez. He earned his first major league win that day, giving up two runs in five innings in a 7–2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. However, he finished the year with a 6–12 record, along with a 6.54 ERA in 119 innings pitched. This led to Berken being named the AL Les Sweetland award winner by SI writer Joe Posnanski for finishing the year as the worst starting pitcher in the American League.[1]

On September 7, 2012, Berken was claimed off waivers by the Cubs.[2]

He later signed as a minor league free agent with the Chicago White Sox for 2013.

See also

  • List of Major League Baseball pitchers who have struck out four batters in one inning


External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)

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