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Logan French Kensing (born July 3, 1982) is an American professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Florida Marlins, Washington Nationals, Colorado Rockies, Seattle Mariners and Detroit Tigers.

Logan Kensing
Logan Kensing 2006.jpg
Kensing with the Florida Marlins
Free agent
Born: (1982-07-03) July 3, 1982 (age 37)
Boerne, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 10, 2004, for the Florida Marlins
MLB statistics
(through 2016 season)
Win–loss record10–10
Earned run average5.70


Playing careerEdit

Florida MarlinsEdit

Kensing was drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 2nd round of the 2003 Major League Baseball draft out of Texas A&M University.

Kensing made his Major League Baseball debut on September 10, 2004.

Washington NationalsEdit

After being designated for assignment by the Marlins, Kensing was traded to Washington for Kyle Gunderson on April 29, 2009. In August 2009, the Nationals designated him for assignment again.[1]

On December 15, 2009, Kensing was re-signed by the Nationals with an invite to spring training. On March 17, 2010, the Nationals released Kensing.

Minor league stintsEdit

Kensing signed a minor league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays on April 9, 2010. However, he was forced to undergo two shoulder surgeries during the season and missed the whole year.

After beginning the 2011 season with the Bridgeport Bluefish of the independent Atlantic League, Kensing signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees on June 29.[2]

On January 4, 2012, Kensing signed a minor league contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates.[3] In November 2012, Kensing elected free agency.

Colorado RockiesEdit

Kensing was called up by the Colorado Rockies from the Triple-A Colorado Springs Sky Sox on June 16, 2013, and made his Rockies debut on June 19 against the Toronto Blue Jays. He was designated for assignment on June 21, 2013. He became a free agent on October 1.[4]

Seattle MarinersEdit

Kensing signed a minor league deal with the Seattle Mariners on January 17, 2014. He was called up from the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers on August 23, 2015. For the first time since October 4, 2011, Kensing got the win against the Houston Astros on September 1. He pitched a scoreless seventh. Kensing was released by the Mariners after the season. During the 2015 season, Kensing appeared in 19 games for the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers, where he compiled a 2–1 record with a 5.87 ERA. He had 13 strikeouts in 15​13 innings pitched.

Detroit TigersEdit

On December 23, 2015, Kensing signed a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers, and was invited to spring training.[5] After a solid spring training (2.61 ERA in ​10 13 innings) and injuries to Alex Wilson and Blaine Hardy, Kensing was added to the Detroit Tigers major league roster to start the 2016 season.[6] He was designated for assignment on April 18, 2016, when they activated Blaine Hardy from the 15-day DL. He was sent outright to the Toledo Mud Hens two days later. He signed a new minor league contract for the 2017 season in November 2016.[7] He elected free agency on November 6, 2017.

Somerset PatriotsEdit

On March 26, 2018, Kensing signed with the Somerset Patriots of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.[8] He became a free agent following the 2018 season.


  1. ^ Washington Nationals acquire relief pitcher Logan Kensing from Marlins
  2. ^ Axisa, Mike. "Minor Deals: Kensing, Bautista". Retrieved 30 June 2011.
  3. ^ Williams, Tim (January 4, 2012). "Pirates Sign Logan Kensing, Make Jo-Jo Reyes Official".
  4. ^ October 2013 minor league transactions
  5. ^ "Tigers sign 6 players to minor-league deals". The Detroit News. December 23, 2015. Retrieved December 23, 2015.
  6. ^ Sipple, George (April 1, 2016). "Detroit Tigers' 25-man roster appears set as Logan Kensing makes it". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved April 1, 2016.
  7. ^ Eddy, Matt (November 21, 2016). "Minor League Transactions: Nov 12-18". Retrieved November 21, 2016.
  8. ^ "Somerset Patriots Sign Nine-Year MLB Vet Logan Kensing". Somerset Patriots. Retrieved March 26, 2018.

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