Stephen Randolph

Stephen LeCharles Randolph (born May 1, 1974) is an American left-handed pitcher formerly in Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball.

Stephen Randolph
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Randolph at the 2017 Arizona Diamondbacks Alumni Game
Born: (1974-05-01) May 1, 1974 (age 46)
Okinawa, Japan
Batted: Left Threw: Left
Professional debut
MLB: March 31, 2003, for the Arizona Diamondbacks
NPB: July 25, 2009, for the Yokohama BayStars
Last appearance
MLB: September 28, 2007, for the Houston Astros
NPB: August 4, 2010, for the Yokohama BayStars
MLB statistics
Win–loss record10–7
Earned run average5.52
NPB statistics
Win–loss record7–11
Earned run average3.39


Randolph was selected by the New York Yankees in the 18th round of the 1995 MLB Draft out of the University of Texas, Austin. He spent three seasons in the Yankees farm system, never getting above "A" ball.

In late 1997 he was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the minor league phase of the Rule 5 draft and joined the Diamondbacks farm system, where he would remain through 2003, primarily with the Tucson Sidewinders.

He made his Major League debut on March 31, 2003 for the Diamondbacks against the Los Angeles Dodgers, working 1/3 of an inning in relief. He became a regular contributor to the Arizona bullpen in both 2003 and 2004, pitching in 50 games in 2003 and 45 in 2004.

In January, 2005, Arizona traded him to the Chicago Cubs but the Cubs released him at the end of spring training and he spent the 2005 season with minor league affiliates of the San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals and the 2006 season with the Charlotte Knights in the Chicago White Sox organization.

On January 4, 2007, he signed a minor league deal with the Houston Astros[1] and was called up to Houston from Triple-A Round Rock April 25 when reliever Rick White was placed on the disabled list (DL) with an oblique strain.[2] He made only two appearances before he was designated for assignment on April 27 to make room for top outfield prospect Hunter Pence.[2] He was recalled from Round Rock June 19 when Brad Lidge went on the DL with an oblique strain,[3] but was again designated for assignment June 28.[4]

On December 13, 2007, he was among 89 players named in the Mitchell Report on performance-enhancing drug use in baseball.

On May 8, 2008, Randolph was traded by the Astros to the Philadelphia Phillies. He was assigned to the Phillies' Triple-A affiliate, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and became a free agent at the end of the season. He signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers in January 2009 and was assigned to the AAA Albuquerque Isotopes. On July 3, the Dodgers traded him to the Kansas City Royals. On July 25, 2009 Randolph was sold to the Yokohama BayStars.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Alyson Footer (January 4, 2007). "Astros sign five, announce report dates". Retrieved June 28, 2007.
  2. ^ a b Alyson Footer (April 26, 2007). "Notes: Biggio inching toward milestone". Retrieved June 28, 2007.
  3. ^ Alyson Footer (June 20, 2007). "Notes: Bagwell back in uniform?". Retrieved June 28, 2007.
  4. ^ "Astros recall Albers and McLemore". June 28, 2007. Retrieved June 28, 2007.

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