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Alexander Claudio (born January 31, 1992) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Texas Rangers. Claudio pitches in an unorthodox sidearm manner.

Alex Claudio
Alex Claudio pitching in Arlington in Sept 2014.jpg
Claudio with the Texas Rangers in 2014
Milwaukee Brewers – No. 58
Pitcher
Born: (1992-01-31) January 31, 1992 (age 27)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
August 13, 2014, for the Texas Rangers
MLB statistics
(through September 16, 2019)
Win–loss record15–8
Earned run average3.31
Strikeouts201
Teams

CareerEdit

Texas RangersEdit

Claudio was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 27th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball draft out of Isabel Flores High School in Juncos, Puerto Rico.

Claudio was called up to the majors for the first time on August 13, 2014. He pitched a scoreless inning, and struck out Kevin Kiermaier for his first major league strikeout.[1]

In 2016, Claudio pitched in 39 games, finishing 4-1 in ​51 23 innings.

Claudio was named the 2017 Texas Rangers Pitcher of the Year, following a season where he posted a 4-1 record with a 2.50 ERA and 11 saves in 70 games.[2]

In 2018 Claudio posted a career high 4.48 ERA in 66 games. Right-handed batters had a higher batting average against him, .359, than against all other MLB pitchers in 30 or more innings.[3]

Milwaukee BrewersEdit

Claudio was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers on December 13, 2018, in exchange for a competitive balance Round A draft pick. [4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rangers place RHP Yu Darvish on 15-day disabled list; purchase contract of LHP Alex Claudio from Triple-A Round Rock
  2. ^ "Claudio chosen as Rangers Pitcher of the Year". MLB.com. December 1, 2017. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  3. ^ Splits Leaderboards | FanGraphs
  4. ^ Milwaukee Brewers acquire Alex Claudio from Texas Rangers

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