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Kyle Weiland

Kyle Weiland
Weiland pitching for the Boston Red Sox in 2011.
Houston Astros
Born: (1986-09-12) September 12, 1986 (age 29)
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 10, 2011 for the Boston Red Sox
Career statistics
(through 2012 season)
Win–loss record 0–6
Earned run average 7.23
Strikeouts 26
WHIP 1.70

Kyle Edward Weiland (born September 12, 1986) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Houston Astros system. He currently pitches for the Corpus Christi Hooks.


Weiland attended the University of Notre Dame, where he played for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish baseball team. He was drafted by the Red Sox in the 3rd round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft.[1]

He made his Major League debut on July 10, 2011 against the Baltimore Orioles. He started and pitched 4+ innings, before being ejected for hitting Vladimir Guerrero with no outs in the 5th.[2] In his debut, he made several Red Sox firsts, namely: first New Mexico native to play with the Red Sox; first Red Sox player to wear #70 in a game and the first Red Sox player to be ejected in his first major league game. On December 14, 2011 he was traded to the Houston Astros along with Jed Lowrie for Mark Melancon[3] He earned a spot in the Astros' starting rotation at the beginning of the 2012 season.[4] Weiland was diagnosed with a right shoulder infection and was shut down for the rest of the 2012 season.

He missed the whole 2013 season because of injury. As of February, 2014, Weiland is making his attempt to pitch again at any level after battling an infection in his shoulder and abdomen.[5]

Scouting Report

Weiland throws 4 pitches: a two-seam and four seam fastball, a curveball and a cutter.[6]


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