Vinnie Chulk

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Vinnie Chulk
Relief pitcher
Born: (1978-12-19) December 19, 1978 (age 36)
Miami, Florida
Batted: RightThrew: Right
MLB debut
September 8, 2003 for the Toronto Blue Jays
Last MLB appearance
May 18, 2012 for the Milwaukee Brewers
Career statistics
Win–loss record8–15
Earned run average4.51
Strikeouts199
Teams
 
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Vinnie Chulk
Relief pitcher
Born: (1978-12-19) December 19, 1978 (age 36)
Miami, Florida
Batted: RightThrew: Right
MLB debut
September 8, 2003 for the Toronto Blue Jays
Last MLB appearance
May 18, 2012 for the Milwaukee Brewers
Career statistics
Win–loss record8–15
Earned run average4.51
Strikeouts199
Teams

Charles Vincent "Vinnie" Chulk (born December 19, 1978) is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher. He is of Cuban heritage.

Early life[edit]

Chulk played baseball at the Perrine Khoury League throughout much of his childhood, and graduated in 1996 from Miami Palmetto Senior High School. That year, he was named MVP and received Best Pitcher Award. He defeated the Southridge Spartans during the playoffs in 1996, the team that had cut him the year prior. He attended St. Thomas University in Miami, where he graduated in 2000, majoring in Sports Management. Chulk played college baseball and received Best Pitcher Award of the Sun Conference in 1998, 1999, 2000 and the Regional Pitcher of the Year Award in his senior year.

Professional career[edit]

Before Chulk was traded to the San Francisco Giants in the National League, he played for the Toronto Blue Jays of the American League from 2003 to 2006. On July 21, 2006, he was traded by Toronto to San Francisco with Shea Hillenbrand in exchange for reliever Jeremy Accardo. He was designated for assignment by the Giants on June 24, 2008. He became a free agent at the end of the season.

Chulk signed a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians on January 15, 2009. The Indians purchased his contract and added him to the roster on April 11. On May 15, Chulk cleared waivers and accepted a minor league assignment to Triple-A affiliate Columbus Clippers. In October 2009 Chulk was granted free agency.

He was signed to a minor league contract by the Pittsburgh Pirates on December 7, 2009.

On July 22, 2010, Chulk's rights were sold to the Hiroshima Toyo Carp in Japan.

He signed a minor league contract with the Oakland Athletics on December 15, 2010 and has spent the 2011 season pitching for the Sacramento River Cats.

For the 2012 season, Chulk is playing in the Milwaukee Brewers organization. On April 28, after going 0-0 with a 3.18 ERA and 10 strikeouts in 11.1 innings, the Brewers purchased his contract from Triple-A Nashville.[1][2] Chulk was designated for assignment by Milwaukee on May 19, 2012.[3] Following the season, he became a free agent.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Latsch, Nate. "Tired bullpen forces Crew to make moves". MLB.com. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
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  3. ^ Brewers Designate Vinnie Chulk For Assignment MLBTraderumors.com Retrieved 19 May 2012
  4. ^ Polishuk, Mark. "Minor Transactions: Chulk, Dillard, Clevlen". MLBTradeRumors.com. Retrieved October 12, 2012. 

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