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Christian Stanford Bergman (born May 4, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Seattle Mariners organization. He previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Colorado Rockies and Seattle Mariners.

Christian Bergman
Seattle Mariners
Pitcher
Born: (1988-05-04) May 4, 1988 (age 31)
Glendale, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 9, 2014, for the Colorado Rockies
MLB statistics
(through 2018 season)
Win–loss record11-15
Earned run average5.59
Strikeouts130
Teams

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Amateur careerEdit

Bergman attended St. Francis High School in La Canada, California, where he pitched and also played shortstop and third base. As a senior, Bergman went 10-2 with a 1.54 ERA, and also batted .343. After high school, Bergman attended the University of California, Irvine. As a freshman, Bergman went 0-4 with a 4.98 ERA. Bergman improved as a sophomore, going 5-2, compiling a 1.94 ERA, and a 0.64 ERA in conference play. During his junior season, Bergman held a record of 9-3 and had an ERA of 3.50. Bergman also went 9-3 with a 3.72 ERA as a senior.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Colorado RockiesEdit

Bergman was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 24th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft out of University of California, Irvine.[2] He was called up on June 9, 2014, and made his major league debut the same day.[3][4] He got his first career win August 24, 2014 vs. the Miami Marlins. He pitched 6 1/3 innings and gave up 4 runs. The Rockies won the game 7-4. Bergman started 10 games for the Rockies, going 3-5 with a 5.93 ERA.

In 2015, Bergman pitched mainly out of the bullpen while also spot starting in 4 games for the Rockies.

Seattle MarinersEdit

In December 2016, Bergman signed a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners.[5] He resigned a minor league deal on January 11, 2018. He declared free agency on October 2, 2018.[6]

Chicago CubsEdit

On January 21, 2019, Bergman signed a minor league contract with the Chicago Cubs.[7] He was released on March 20, 2019.

Seattle Mariners (second stint)Edit

On April 15, 2019, Bergman signed with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. The following day, his contract was purchased by the Seattle Mariners.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.ucirvinesports.com/sports/m-basebl/mtt/bergman_christian00.html
  2. ^ Gordon, Grant (June 9, 2010). "Bergman has a 'pretty big day'". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved June 10, 2014.
  3. ^ Groke, Nick (June 7, 2014). "Christian Bergman to get call-up to pitch for Rockies on Monday, replacing Jordan Lyles". Denver Post. Retrieved June 10, 2014.
  4. ^ "Floyd pitches Braves past Rockies 3-1". ESPN.com. Associated Press. June 9, 2014. Retrieved June 10, 2014.
  5. ^ Eddy, Matt (December 5, 2016). "Minor League Transactions: Nov. 19-Dec. 1". baseballamerica.com. Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  6. ^ Todd, Jeff (October 8, 2018). "Players Electing Free Agency". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  7. ^ "Cubs Prospects on Twitter".
  8. ^ "Seattle Mariners Purchase Contract of RHP Christian Bergman". April 16, 2019.

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