John Parrish (baseball)

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John Parrish
Born: (1977-11-26) November 26, 1977 (age 43)
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
July 24, 2000, for the Baltimore Orioles
Last MLB appearance
April 24, 2010, for the Kansas City Royals
MLB statistics
Win–loss record14–14
Earned run average4.51

John Henry Parrish (born November 26, 1977) is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher who played for the Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals.

High school years[edit]

Parrish attended McCaskey High School in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and was a letterman in baseball, wrestling, and football. In baseball, he was an All-League selection as a pitcher/outfielder.

Professional career[edit]

Parrish was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 26th round of the 1996 Major League Baseball Draft and made his major league debut for them in 2000. He missed the entire 2002 season with a knee injury and 2006 season recovering from Tommy John surgery. On August 9, 2007, he was traded to the Seattle Mariners for minor leaguer Sebastien Boucher, and he became a free agent at the end of the season. On January 2, 2008, he signed with the Toronto Blue Jays. In 17 games with Triple-A Syracuse, he went 10-1 with a 2.97 ERA and 100 strikeouts. On February 4, 2009, he signed a minor league contract with his original team, the Orioles, only to be released by the organization in April.[1]

On January 4, 2010, Parrish signed a minor league contract with the Kansas City Royals with an invite to spring training.

On June 16, 2010, Parrish was released by Kansas City.


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