Kameron Loe

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Kameron Loe
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Kansas City Royals
Pitcher
Born: (1981-09-10) September 10, 1981 (age 32)
Simi Valley, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 26, 2004 for the Texas Rangers
Career statistics
(through 2013 season)
Win–loss record 34–43
Earned run average 4.49
Strikeouts 357
Saves 4
Teams

Kameron David Loe (born September 10, 1981) is an American professional baseball pitcher who plays for the Kansas City Royals organization.

He previously pitched in Major League Baseball for the Texas Rangers, Milwaukee Brewers, Seattle Mariners, Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants and Atlanta Braves. At 6 feet 9 inches (2.06 m), Loe is one of the tallest players in the game.

Baseball career

Amateur

Kameron Loe played high school baseball at Granada Hills High School with Ryan Braun.1

Loe played college baseball at California State University, Northridge from 1999 to 2002, and was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 20th round of the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft.

Texas Rangers

He made his debut for the Rangers on September 26, 2004 against the Seattle Mariners, working 2.2 scoreless innings of relief. In his next appearance on September 29, he made his first start against the Anaheim Angels. He allowed five runs in 4 innings but did not receive a decision.

He recorded his first win in a two inning extra-inning relief appearance against the Angels on June 29, 2005. In the 2005 season, Loe made 48 appearances, 8 of them starts, compiling a record of 9–6, with a 3.42 ERA. Loe missed much of the 2006 due to a bone bruise in his right elbow.

In late March 2008 he was considered one of three pitchers vying for one long relief spot with the team, along with Josh Rupe and Scott Feldman.2

From 2004-2008 with the Rangers, he pitched in 107 games (47 starts) with a 4.77 ERA.

Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks

On November 20, 2008, Loe was acquired by the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks.3 He appeared in just 5 games for the Hawks and was 0-4 with a 6.33 ERA.

Milwaukee Brewers

Kameron Loe in 2011 with the Brewers.

On December 18, 2009, Loe signed a minor league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers, that contained an invite to spring training.4 After beginning the season with the AAA Nashville Sounds, Loe was called up to the big league roster by the Brewers on June 1, 2010.

In 2011, he was 4-7 with a 3.50 ERA.5 In 2012, Loe went 6-5 with a 4.61 ERA with 68.1 innings in 70 appearances.

On November 2, Loe elected to become a free agent after refusing his minor league assignment. In parts of 3 seasons with the Brewers, he was 13-17 with a 3.67 ERA in 195 games (all in relief).

Seattle Mariners

He signed a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners before the 2013 season and was added to the 40 man roster on March 25, 2013.6 He was designated for assignment on April 11.

Chicago Cubs

After being released by the Mariners, Loe signed a minor league contract with the Chicago Cubs.7 Following many relief pitching appearances, he was released on May 10, 2013.8

Atlanta Braves

On May 11, 2013 Loe signed a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves.9 After pitching in 21 games for Triple-A Gwinnett, he was called up on July 21.10 On July 29, Loe was designated for assignment to make room for the recently acquired Scott Downs.11 Loe pitched in 2 games for Atlanta, giving up 3 runs in 2.2 innings.

San Francisco Giants

Loe signed a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants on January 13, 2014.12 On March 22, 2014, Loe opted out of his contract and became a free agent.13

Kansas City Royals

Loe signed a minor league deal with the Kansas City Royals in April 2014.

Personal

Loe had a 7 foot boa constrictor named Angel14 which he kept in the clubhouse. In 2010, he was forced to place Angel in the care of someone else, as the Brewers would not allow the boa in their clubhouse.

References

  1. ^ "From young age, Braun lived for big moments". milwaukee.brewers.mlb.com. October 11, 2011. Retrieved October 12, 2011. 
  2. ^ [1]dead link
  3. ^ "Texas Rangers place reliever Kameron Loe on unconditional release waivers". Sports.espn.go.com. November 26, 2008. Retrieved October 3, 2011. 
  4. ^ http://community.post-gazette.com/blogs/pbc/archive/2009/12/18/loe-goes-to-milwaukee.aspx
  5. ^ "Kameron Loe Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved October 3, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Mariners sign big veteran pitcher Kameron Loe who has had fun pets". 
  7. ^ Miles, Bruce (16 July 2013). "Cubs still have much work to do in second half". Daily Herald. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  8. ^ Schafer, Jeff. "Atlanta Braves Recall Kameron Loe". SI.com. Tomahawk Take. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  9. ^ Polishuk, Mark. "Braves Sign Kameron Loe". MLBTradeRumors.com. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  10. ^ O'Brien, David (21 July 2013). "Braves add veteran Loe to ‘pen; Pastornicky optioned". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  11. ^ Bowman, Mark (July 29, 2013). "Braves get their lefty reliever, trade for Downs". MLB.com. 
  12. ^ Baggarly, Andrew (January 13, 2014). "A few surprises on Giants' list of non-roster invitees". NBC Bay Area. Retrieved March 23, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Pitcher Kameron Loe granted his release by Giants". Associated Press. ESPN.com. March 22, 2014. Retrieved March 23, 2014. 
  14. ^ Lisa Altobelli (May 21, 2007). "Two pitchers share a condo, a dream—and a snake". Vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com. Retrieved October 3, 2011. 

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