- Doug Waechter
Waechter with the Marlins in 2008
Pitcher Born: January 28, 1981
St. Petersburg, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right MLB debut August 27, 2003 for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays Last MLB appearance August 11, 2009 for the Kansas City Royals Career statistics
Win-Loss 18-27 Earned run average 5.34 Strikeouts 226 Teams
Douglas Michael Waechter (born January 28, 1981 in St. Petersburg, Florida) is a former American professional baseball pitcher for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Florida Marlins and Kansas City Royals in Major League Baseball. He graduated from Northeast High School and was then drafted by the Devil Rays in the 3rd round of the 1999 Major League Baseball Draft. During his minor league career he threw a no-hitter when he was with the Single-A short season club, the Hudson Valley Renegades. Since making his major league debut in 2003, he has been shuffled back and forth between Triple-A Durham and Tampa Bay, making 54 starts with the Devil Rays. After having shoulder surgery in October 2006, he was released by the team on November 22. He has then made a comeback with the D-Rays, being put on the 60 day DL. His season has compiled of two rehab starts with the Hudson Valley Renegades, Tampa's single A short season affiliate. His rehab starts were against the Staten Island Yankees, the New York Yankees affiliate, and the Brooklyn Cyclones, the New York Mets affiliate. He has compiled a 1-1 record giving up three runs in the two rehab starts.
During the 2007 offseason, he was signed to a minor league contract by the Florida Marlins. After spring training, he was assigned to the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes. His contract was purchased on April 18, 2008, and he was promoted to the Marlins as a relief pitcher.
On December 11, 2008, Waechter signed a one-year deal with the Kansas City Royals.
He announced his retirement on June 25, 2011.
- ^ World, Roto (2007-06-27). "Doug Waechtter". RotoWorld. http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/player_main.aspx?sport=MLB&id=3757. Retrieved 2007-06-27.
- ^ Royals sign pitchers Horacio Ramirez and Doug Waechter to one-year deals for 2009
- ^ Axisa, Mike. "Doug Waechter retires". MLBTradeRumors.com. http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2011/06/doug-waechter-retires.html. Retrieved 26 June 2011.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube
- Minor League Baseball-reference.com page for Waechter
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