Dan Jennings, Relief Pitcher, Tampa Bay Rays
Date of Birth: 4/17/1987
Birthplace: Berkeley, California
College: University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Dan Jennings, relief pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays, was first drafted by the Miami Marlins in 2008. He was a starting pitcher in the Marlins' minor league system in 2008 and a relief pitcher from 2009 through 2011. He received a 50-game suspension for the use of PEDs in 2010.
Jennings pitched in 22 games with the Marlins in 2012 and he had a 1.89 ERA. He also pitched in 42 games in the minors. The following season, he had a 3.76 ERA in 47 games with the Marlins.
Jennings spent time on the DL in 2014 with a concussion after being hit by a line drive off the bat of Jordy Mercer. He finished the season with a career low ERA of 1.34 in 47 games.
The Marlins traded Jennings to the Chicago White Sox on December 11, 2014. He spent time on the DL again in 2015, this time with neck inflammation. He finished the season with a 3.99 ERA in 53 games.
In 2016, Jennings had career highs in games played (64) and innings pitched (60.2). He finished with a 2.08 ERA, 4 wins and 3 losses, and 46 strikeouts to 28 walks.
Jennings was traded to the Rays on July 27, 2017. He finished the 2017 season with 3 wins and 1 loss, 51 strikeouts to 31 walks, and a 3.45 ERA in 48 games with the White Sox and 29 games with the Rays.
Career pitching statistics for Jennings through 2017 include:
- 310 games played
- 279.2 innings pitched
- 12-13 win-loss record
- 227 strikeouts to 127 walks
- 2.90 ERA