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Adam Glenn McCreery (born December 31, 1992) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Los Angeles Angels organization. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Atlanta Braves.

Adam McCreery
Free Agent
Pitcher
Born: (1992-12-31) December 31, 1992 (age 26)
La Verne, California
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
August 9, 2018, for the Atlanta Braves
MLB statistics
(through 2018 season)
Win–loss record0-0
Earned run average18.00
Strikeouts2
Teams

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CareerEdit

McCreery attended Bonita High School in La Verne, California.[1][2] He was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 14th round of the 2011 MLB Draft,[3] but did not sign and attended Azusa Pacific University to play college baseball.[4]

Atlanta BravesEdit

He was then drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in the 22nd round of the 2014 MLB Draft and signed.[5] He made his professional debut that same season with the AZL Angels and spent the whole season there, going 1-1 with a 4.58 ERA in 19.2 innings pitched.[6] He returned there in 2015 where he posted a 2.41 ERA in 18.2 innings pitched.[7] He began 2016 in extended spring training.[8]

In May 2016, the Angels traded McCreery to the Atlanta Braves for Jhoulys Chacín.[8] He spent the season with both the Danville Braves and Rome Braves,[9] pitching to a combined 2-3 record and 4.19 ERA in 22 relief appearances. In 2017, he pitched for Rome and the Florida Fire Frogs,[10] compiling a combined 3-1 record and 2.74 ERA in 62.1 relief innings pitched.[11]

The Braves added him to their 40-man roster after the 2017 season.[12] He began 2018 with the Mississippi Braves.[13] On August 5, 2018, McCreery joined the Gwinnett Stripers.[14] He pitched in one International League game before a promotion to the major leagues on August 7.[15] On August 9, 2018, McCreery made his major league debut against the Washington Nationals.[16]

Los Angeles DodgersEdit

McCreery was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for cash considerations on November 28, 2018.[17]

Los Angeles AngelsEdit

July 12, 2019, McCreery and Josh Thole were traded to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for cash considerations.[18] He was promoted to the major league roster on July 29, 2019 but one day later - July 30, 2019 - he was designated for assignment.[19] McCreery was released on August 19.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sciacca, Mike (June 5, 2010). "High School Baseball: Third time a charm for Ocean View". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  2. ^ Hoonstra, J. P. (June 5, 2010). "Bonita goes for rare CIF crown". Daily Bulletin. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  3. ^ "MLB draft results (Rounds 1-50)". ESPN.com. June 9, 2011. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  4. ^ "What a Day!!". Star Tribune. August 16, 2011. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  5. ^ "2014 MLB Draft: Complete list of players drafted in Rounds 11-40, final results". The Oregonian. June 7, 2014. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  6. ^ "Minor League Report". Azusa Pacific University. May 29, 2015. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  7. ^ O'Brien, David (May 11, 2018). "Braves trade Chacin to Angels for lefty relief project". Atlanta Journal Constitution. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Braves trade Chacin to Angels, add Perez to young rotation". USA Today. ESPN. Associated Press. May 11, 2016. Archived from the original on May 11, 2016. Retrieved March 17, 2018.
  9. ^ "Braves get redemption on Kingsport". Danville Register and Bee. July 11, 2016. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  10. ^ Stewart, Jeremy (April 5, 2017). "ROME BRAVES: promotion of several players from 2016 allows new faces to make their mark in Rome". Rome News Tribune. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  11. ^ O'Brien, David (February 26, 2018). "Braves reliever McCreery is making his towering (6-foot-9) presence known". Atlanta Journal Constitution. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  12. ^ Zach Dillard (November 21, 2017). "Braves add 4 pitchers to 40-man roster before deadline". Foxsports.com. Retrieved March 17, 2018.
  13. ^ "Mississippi Braves reveal 2018 Opening Day Roster". WLBT. April 5, 2018. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  14. ^ Harris, Chris (August 5, 2018). "ROSTER UPDATE: LHP Adam McCreery to Triple-A Gwinnett, RHP Jason Hursh to Mississippi". MILB.com. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  15. ^ "Braves place LHP Fried, RHP Carle on DL". Henry Herald. August 7, 2018. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  16. ^ Bowman, Mark (August 9, 2018). "Homers not enough in finale vs. Nationals". MLB.com. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  17. ^ Gurnick, Ken (November 28, 2018). "Dodgers acquire LHP McCreery from Braves". mlb.com. Retrieved November 28, 2018.
  18. ^ Preciado, Daniel (July 12, 2019). "Dodgers Trade Adam McCreery and Josh Thole to the Angels". Dodgers Nation. Retrieved July 12, 2019.
  19. ^ "Angels' Adam McCreery: DFA'd by Los Angeles". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 2019-07-31.

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