Bootcheck with the Angels in 2005
|Born: October 24, 1978|
La Porte, Indiana
|September 9, 2003, for the Anaheim Angels|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 14, 2013, for the New York Yankees|
|Earned run average||6.55|
Bootcheck played collegiately for the Auburn Tigers of the Southeastern Conference. He attended Michigan City (Rogers) High School for two years and La Porte High School for two years. He made his major league debut with the Anaheim Angels on September 9, 2003.
Anaheim/Los Angeles Angels
On May 2, 2006, Bootcheck was hurt while running from the bullpen to the mound during the Angels' brawl with the Oakland Athletics. He was placed on the disabled list with a hamstring injury and missed most of the season.
Yokohama Bay Stars
Tampa Bay Rays
In 2011, he returned to Major League Baseball, signing a minor league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays. On July 2, he was granted his release by Tampa Bay. He later played for the Lotte Giants in Korea.
On December 11, 2011, he signed a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers.
New York Yankees
Bootcheck signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees for the 2013 season. The Yankees called him up to the major leagues on June 14. He was designated for assignment on June 18, 2013. Bootcheck opted to become a free agent, but re-signed with the Yankees shortly after. The new contract includes an August 15 opt-out date.
Bootcheck signed a minor league deal with the Philadelphia Phillies in December 2013. He became a free agent after the 2014 season.
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