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Brian Moehler

Brian Moehler
Moehler in April 2010
Pitcher
Born: (1971-12-31) December 31, 1971
Rockingham, North Carolina
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 22, 1996, for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
July 7, 2010, for the Houston Astros
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 84–107
Earned run average 4.81
Strikeouts 859
Teams

Brian Merritt Moehler (born December 31, 1971) is a former starting pitcher.

Moehler pitched for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the sixth round of the 1993 draft, who assigned him to the Niagara Falls Rapids.[1] After the 1993 season, Moehler moved on to the Jacksonville Suns, where he pitched until late 1996, when he was called up the Tigers.[2]

Moehler pitched for Detroit from 1996 through 2002, and he was the starting pitcher for the Tigers' inaugural game at Comerica Park in 2000. During his stint with the Tigers, he accomplished an amazing feat by winning both the last game at the old Tiger Stadium and the first game at the new Comerica Park. He went on to pitch for the Cincinnati Reds in 2002, the Houston Astros in 2003, and the Florida Marlins 2005-2006. In 1999, during his stint with Detroit, he gained national media attention when he got caught scuffing the baseball against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, and was suspended for 10 games.[3]

On January 19, 2007, Moehler signed a one-year contract with the Houston Astros;[4] at the end of spring training he earned a relief spot on the roster.[5] On August 2, 2007, Moehler achieved his first save in a Major League game against the Atlanta Braves.

On November 4, 2012, Moehler was hired as a Georgia area scout for the Boston Red Sox.[6]

References

  1. ^ McShea, Keith (1993-06-16). "NYP ROOKIES FACE A ROUGH TRANSITION WOODEN BATS AWAIT FORMER COLLEGIANS". Buffalo News. p. 3. 
  2. ^ Atkinson, Charlie (1996-09-20). "CALL COMES FOR FORMER UNCG HURLER". Greensboro News & Record. p. C2. 
  3. ^ "Biggest cheaters in baseball". ESPN.com. 2009. 
  4. ^ De Jesus Ortiz, Jose (2007-01-20). "Astros bring back Moehler: Veteran signs minor league deal; Purpura likes pitcher's versatility". Houston Chronicle. 
  5. ^ De Jesus Ortiz, Jose (2007-04-01). "Astros hang with Rodriguez; Nieve sent down as last spots go to Sampson, Moehler". Houston Chronicle. p. 6. 
  6. ^ Speier, Alex (November 4, 2012). "WITH HIGHEST PICK IN DECADES, RED SOX ADD TO SCOUTING INFRASTRUCTURE". WEEI. 

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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