Hiroshima Toyo Carp
Born: (1986-09-21) September 21, 1986 (age 27), Sacramento, California
August 31, 2011 for the Baltimore Orioles
Career statistics, (through 2013 season)
Earned run average
Baltimore Orioles (2011-2012),
Miami Marlins (2013),
Zachary David Phillips (born September 21, 1986) is an American professional baseball pitcher who is currently under contract with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp for the 2014 season. He was drafted by the Texas Rangers in 2005, traded to the Baltimore Orioles in 2011.
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He was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 23rd round of the 2005 amateur draft, being signed by scout Tim Fortugno.
Phillips began his professional career in 2005, playing for the AZL Rangers (14 games) and Clinton Lumber Kings (two games), going a combined 1-3 with a 4.14 ERA in 16 games (11 starts). In 54⅓ innings, he struck out 77 batters. He spent all of 2006 with the Lumber Kings, going 5-23 with a 5.96 ERA in 28 starts. The following year, he played for the Clinton again and went 11-7 with a 2.91 ERA in 27 starts, striking out 157 batters in 151⅔ innings of work. In 2008, he went 8-9 with a 5.54 ERA in 28 starts for the Bakersfield Blaze.
For the 2009 season, Phillips converted to relief pitching and went a combined 2-3 with a 1.39 ERA in 36 combined games for the Blaze (16 games) and Frisco RoughRiders (20 games). He began the 2010 season with the RoughRiders but was later promoted to the Oklahoma City RedHawks.
On July 14, 2011, the Texas Rangers designated Phillips for assignment, giving them 10 days to trade, release, or outright him to the minors.
On July 19, 2011, he was traded to the Baltimore Orioles for minor league infielder Nick Green and cash. He made his Major League debut for the Orioles on August 31, 2011 against the Toronto Blue Jays. He appeared in 10 games in 2011, with a 1.13 ERA in 8 innings pitched.
On November 4, 2012, Phillips elected free agency after refusing his outright assignment to the Triple-A Norfolk Tides.
Phillips signed a minor league deal with the Miami Marlins before the 2013 season. After not making the team, he was assigned to the Triple-A New Orleans Zephyrs, where he spent most of the season. In 50 games with the Zephyrs, he went 4-2 with a 2.44 ERA and 1 save, striking out 74 in 59 innings. On September 1, he was called up by the Marlins. Phillips appeared in 3 games with Miami, where he went 0-1 while giving up 1 run in 1.2 innings. He was outrighted off the roster on October 7, 2013 and elected to become a free agent.
Hiroshima Toyo Carp:
On October 28, 2013, Phillips signed a one-year deal with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp of Nippon Professional Baseball, including a signing bonus of $154k.
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