Boone Logan, Relief Pitcher, Cleveland Indians

Date of Birth: 8//13/1989
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas
College: Temple College
Current Salary: $6,250,000

Boone Logan, relief pitcher for the Cleveland Indians, was first drafted in 2002 by the Chicago White Sox. He pitched in their minor league system from 2003 through 2005.

Logan pitched in 21 games with the White Sox in 2006. He didn't have an impressive major league start, finishing with an 8.31 ERA and 15 strikeouts to 15 walks in 17.1 innings. The following season, his first full one in the majors, he fared better, finishing with a 4.97 ERA, 2 wins and 1 loss, and 35 strikeouts to 20 walks in 50.2 innings in 68 games. In 2008, he had a 5.95 ERA in 55 games.

The White Sox traded Logan to the Atlanta Braves on December 4, 2008. In 2009, his only season with the Braves, he pitched in just 20 games with them and he finished with a 5.19 ERA.

Logan was traded to the New York Yankees on December 22, 2009. In his first season with the Yankees, he had a career low ERA of 2.93. In 2011, he finished with 5 wins and 3 losses and a 3.46 ERA in 41.2 innings in 64 games. He struck out 46 batters while walking just 13.

Logan probably had his best season in 2012, when he led all of major league relievers in games played with a career high of 80. He also had career highs in innings pitched (55.1), strikeouts (68 to 28 walks), and wins (7 to 2 losses). He finished the season with a 3.74 ERA. In 2013, he had 5 wins and 2 losses, 50 strikeouts to 13 walks, and a 3.23 ERA in 39.0 innings in 61 games.

Logan had surgery to remove bone spurs in his elbow on October 6, 2013. At the end of the month, he became a free agent. He signed a three-year contract with the Colorado Rockies on December 16th.

Logan spent time on the DL with elbow inflammation in 2014 and he had surgery to remove a bone spur on September 13th. He pitched in 35 games with the Rockies and he had a 6.84 ERA. The following season, he had a 4.33 ERA in 60 games.

In 2016, Logan pitched in 66 games with the Rockies. He finished the season with 2 wins and 5 losses, 57 strikeouts to 20 walks, and a 3.69 ERA in 46.1 innings.

Logan became a free agent on November 3, 2016. He signed a one-year contract with the Indians on February 7, 2017.

Career pitching statistics for Logan through 2016 include:

  • 581 games played
  • 410.1 innings pitched
  • 28-23 win-loss record
  • 437 strikeouts to 180 walks
  • 4.45 ERA

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Boone Logan
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