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Scott Cameron Linebrink (born August 4, 1976) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He attended Texas State University before getting drafted, but finished his degree after his retirement at Concordia University Texas in Austin.

Scott Linebrink
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Linebrink with the Chicago White Sox in 2010
Relief pitcher
Born: (1976-08-04) August 4, 1976 (age 43)
Austin, Texas
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 15, 2000, for the San Francisco Giants
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 2011, for the Atlanta Braves
MLB statistics
Win–loss record42–31
Earned run average3.51
Strikeouts567
Teams

CareerEdit

San Francisco GiantsEdit

Linebrink was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the second round of the 1997 Major League Baseball Draft.

Houston AstrosEdit

He made his major league debut with the Giants on April 15, 2000, but was traded to the Houston Astros for Doug Henry prior to the 2000 trade deadline.

San Diego PadresEdit

In May 2003, Linebrink was selected off waivers by the San Diego Padres from the Astros. In 2004 and 2005, he went 7-3 with a 2.14 earned run average and 8-1 with a 1.83 ERA, respectively.

Milwaukee BrewersEdit

He was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for Steve Garrison, Will Inman and Joe Thatcher.

Chicago White SoxEdit

Following the 2007 season he was signed as a free agent by the Chicago White Sox, a deal reportedly worth $19 million over 4 years. Linebrink wears number 71 in honor of Mark Merila, former bullpen catcher for the Padres, who had battled a brain tumor.[1]

Atlanta BravesEdit

On December 3, 2010, Linebrink was traded to the Atlanta Braves for minor league pitcher Kyle Cofield.[2] On August 1, 2011, Linebrink was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain.

St. Louis CardinalsEdit

On February 10, 2012, Linebrink signed a minor league deal with the St. Louis Cardinals, with an invitation to spring training.[3]

He was given his unconditional release on June 8, 2012, after injuries prevented him from pitching with the team.[4]

Currently, Scott works as the Director of Stewardship – Southwest Region for Water Mission.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20070731&content_id=2120847&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb
  2. ^ http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20101203&content_id=16247302&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb
  3. ^ Langosch, Jennifer (February 10, 2012). "Cardinals sign reliever Scott Linebrink to Minor League deal". cardinals.com.
  4. ^ Cards release ailing reliever Linebrink, MLB.com (June 8, 2012)

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