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Jason Wayne Standridge (born November 9, 1978) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) and in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB).

Jason Standridge
Jason Standridge on October 9, 2011.jpg
Standridge with the Hanshin Tigers
Pitcher
Born: (1978-11-09) November 9, 1978 (age 40)
Birmingham, Alabama
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Professional debut
MLB: July 29, 2001, for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays
NPB: June 23, 2007, for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
Last appearance
MLB: May 19, 2007, for the Kansas City Royals
NPB: 2017, for the Chiba Lotte Marines
MLB statistics
Win–loss record3–9
Earned run average5.80
Strikeoutss80
NPB statistics
Win–loss record72–65
Earned run average3.31
Strikeouts814
Teams
Career highlights and awards

CareerEdit

Standridge made his major league debut with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2001. He played parts of seven seasons in MLB, appearing in 80 games, while compiling an overall 3-9 record with a 5.80 ERA.

Standridge signed with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks on June 3, 2007.[1] After a 7-1 record in 17 games for the Hawks in 2007, he struggled with injuries in 2008, posting an 0-2 record in three games, and was subsequently released.

In January 2009, Standridge inked a minor league contract with the Florida Marlins. He was assigned to the Marlins' AAA affiliate, the New Orleans Zephyrs, but was released by the team in late April after a lackluster showing.

On January 14, 2010, Standridge signed a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, but was released after spring training. He signed a contract on April 5 to return to Nippon Professional Baseball with the Hanshin Tigers. Standridge played four seasons with the Tigers and had an overall record of 35-36.

Standridge returned to Fukuoka as a key starter for SoftBank's 2014 and 2015 Nippon Series championship teams, making a combined 49 regular season starts, with an overall 21-15 record.

Standridge signed with the Chiba Lotte Marines of NPB's Pacific League for the 2016 season.[2] In his first year with the Marines, he made 26 starts and had a 7-8 record with a 4.12 ERA. He was released on January 15, 2018.

Standridge retired after the 2018 season.[3]

Standridge featured a fastball, curveball, slider, and changeup.

Personal lifeEdit

Standridge graduated from Hewitt-Trussville High School in suburban Birmingham.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ MLB.com
  2. ^ "J.スタンリッジ投手の獲得について | 千葉ロッテマリーンズオフィシャルサイト". www.marines.co.jp. Retrieved 2016-01-13.
  3. ^ "Veteran pitcher Jason Standridge confirms retirement after 10 seasons in NPB". The Japan Times Online. The Japan Times. August 2, 2018. Retrieved August 9, 2019.

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