Tommy Layne, Relief Pitcher, Los Angeles Dodgers

Date of Birth: 11/2/1984
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri
College: University of Central Missouri

Tommy Layne, relief pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, was first drafted in 2007 by the Arizona Diamondbacks. He pitched in the Diamondbacks' minor league system from 2007 through 2011.

Layne was traded to the San Diego Padres on May 2, 2012. He pitched in 26 games with the Padres in 2012 and he had a 3.24 ERA in 16.2 innings. He also pitched 77.2 innings in 42 games in the minors. He spent most of the 2013 season in the minors, pitching just 8.2 innings in 14 games with the Padres.

Layne became a free agent on November 5, 2013, and five days later, he signed a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox. He pitched in 30 games with the Red Sox in 2014 and he had a career low ERA of 0.95. He also pitched in 37 games in the minors.

In 2015, his first full season in the majors, Layne pitched in 64 games with the Red Sox. He finished the season with a 3.97 ERA and 45 strikeouts to 27 walks in 47.2 innings.

Layne was released by the Red Sox on August 6, 2016. Three days later, he signed with the New York Yankees. He finished the 2016 season with 2 wins and 1 loss, 38 strikeouts to 21 walks, and a 3.63 ERA in 34 games with the Red Sox and 29 games with the Yankees.

The Yankees designated Layne for assignment on June 11, 2017. He signed a minor league contract with the Dodgers on July 19th.

Career pitching statistics for Layne through 2016 include:

  • 197 games played
  • 136.2 innings pitched
  • 8-5 win-loss record
  • 4 saves
  • 128 strikeouts to 64 walks
  • 3.23 ERA

Sources for Information
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