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Born March 29, 1976, Scott Atchison is pitcher for Cleveland Indians since January 2014. Atchison played college baseball initially, and was named All-Western Athletic Conference and All-Southwest Conference. He started his professional baseball career in May 1999, when he signed with the Seattle Mariners, and started playing minor league. In July 2004, he made his MLB debut, and spent the two seasons of 2004 and 2005 playing both major and minor league for Mariners. However, the 2006 season, he played only the minor league. Atchison has a range of 90 to 93 mph for four-seam fastball, and his speed is in the 70s for the curveball. Occasionally he can also throw changeup for left-handed batters.
In 2007, Atchison joined the San Francisco Giants and played 22 games. However, by the end of the season he had become a free agent when he refused Giants assignment to Fresno Grizzlies. At the end of 2007, he signed a contract to play minor league with the Boston Red Sox. However, he was soon released, and his contract was sold to the Hanshin Tigers by Red Sox. Again in December 2009, Atchison as back with the Red Sox when he signed a contract with them that was full of incentives. Due to injuries, he was on the disabled list from July to September 2012, and by November, he had become a free agent.
In January 2013, Scott Atchison signed a contract with New York Mets to play minor league, but he remained on the disabled list. In June, he was activated, as his help was needed in the bullpen. He remained non-tendered, which made him a free agent in December 2013. In January 2014, Atchison has signed a deal with the Cleveland Indians for playing minor league, and in August, he has signed an extension for a year with an option to play for the team.Continue reading "Scott Atchison"