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Jess Todd

Jess Todd
Boston Red Sox
Born: (1986-04-20) April 20, 1986 (age 34)
Longview, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 5, 2009 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Career statistics
(through 2010 season)
Win–loss record 0–1
Earned run average 7.62
Strikeouts 29
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Jesse Ray Todd (born April 20, 1986) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Boston Red Sox organization. From the University of Arkansas, he was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in second round (82nd overall) of the 2007 amateur entry draft. He also played for the Cleveland Indians. He is Script error: No such module "convert". tall and weighs Script error: No such module "convert"..

Playing career


Todd completed his first year of collegiate baseball at Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas. He transferred to the University of Arkansas for his sophomore year, where he worked under Dave van Horn. He completed his junior year as a Razorback before being selected 82nd overall in the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft.[1] Todd also played for the Kelowna Falcons, an independent summer baseball team in the West Coast League.

St. Louis Cardinals

Todd was named St. Louis Minor League pitcher of the year, and also achieved Texas League and Florida State League mid-season All-Star status.[2] He played in the 2008 All-Star Futures Game in Yankee Stadium.

He made his major league debut on June 5, 2009, pitching 1 23 innings, giving up 2 runs, 3 hits including a home run, walking 2, and striking out 2.[3]

Cleveland Indians

On July 26, 2009, Todd was sent to the Cleveland Indians to complete the June 27 trade that sent Mark DeRosa from the Indians to the St. Louis Cardinals.[4]

After spending most of his time with the Triple-A Columbus Clippers and making limited appearances with the Indians in 2009 and 2010, Todd was designated for assignment on April 30, 2011 to make room on the 40-man roster for Alex White.

New York Yankees

He was claimed off waivers by the New York Yankees on May 6, 2011.[5] However, he was designated for assignment on May 12.[6]

Return to St. Louis

Todd was claimed off waivers by St. Louis on May 16, 2011.[7] He was outrighted to Triple-A on June 11.[8]

Detroit Tigers

Todd played in the Detroit Tigers organization in 2012.

Arizona Diamondbacks

Todd signed a minor league deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks in November 2013.

Boston Red Sox

In February 2015, Todd signed a minor league deal with the Boston Red Sox and was assigned to the Triple A Pawtucket Red Sox.[9]


  1. ^ "Jess Todd." 1/25/2006. Arkansas Razorbacks Profile. Retrieved on March 26, 2009.
  2. ^ "Jess Todd and Daryl Jones Named St. Louis Cardinals Minor League Pitcher and Player of the Year." September 30, 2008. Article. Retrieved on March 26, 2009.
  3. ^ Colorado vs. St. Louis, Box Score, (June 5, 2009)
  4. ^ Indians acquire RHP Jess Todd
  5. ^ Yankees claim RHP Jess Todd, DFA utility man Kevin Russo
  6. ^ Yankees call up RHP Sanit, option INF Pena, USA Today, May 12, 2011.
  7. ^ Cardinals Claim Jess Todd,, May 16, 2011.
  8. ^ Nicholson-Smith, Ben. "Outrighted To Triple-A: Todd, Gibbons, Kouzmanoff". Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  9. ^ [1] Retrieved on April 28, 2015.

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