J. B. Wendelken

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J. B. Wendelken
J.B. Wendelken.jpg
Wendelken with the Oakland Athletics in 2019
Oakland Athletics – No. 57
Born: (1993-03-24) March 24, 1993 (age 26)
Savannah, Georgia
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 8, 2016, for the Oakland Athletics
MLB statistics
(through July 6, 2019)
Win–loss record1–1
Earned run average4.58
Medal record
Men's baseball
Representing  United States
2015 WBSC Premier12
Silver medal – second place 2015 Tokyo Team

Jeffrey Benjamin Wendelken (born March 24, 1993) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball (MLB).


Boston Red Sox[edit]

Wendelken was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 13th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball draft out of Middle Georgia College.

Chicago White Sox[edit]

On July 30, 2013, he was acquired by the Chicago White Sox in a trade that had Wendelken, Avisail García, Frankie Montas, and Cleuluis Rondon going to the White Sox, Jake Peavy and Brayan Villarreal going to the Red Sox, and José Iglesias going to the Detroit Tigers.[1] The White Sox added him to their 40-man roster after the 2015 season.[2]

Oakland Athletics[edit]

On December 9, 2015, Wendelken was traded to the Oakland Athletics, along with Zachary Erwin, for infielder Brett Lawrie.[3] He was assigned to the Triple-A Nashville Sounds to begin the 2016 season. On May 8, 2016, he was recalled by the Athletics and made his major league debut that night.[4] He went back and forth between Nashville and Oakland for the rest of the season before being outrighted to Triple-A at the season's end. He missed the 2017 season due to Tommy John surgery, but began 2018 at Triple-A. His contract was purchased by the Athletics on July 14, 2018.[5]


  1. ^ "Jake Peavy to Boston Red Sox in 3-team deal involving Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 15, 2016.
  2. ^ "White Sox add Brandon Brennan to 40-man roster". Chicago White Sox. Retrieved January 15, 2016.
  3. ^ Merkin, Scott (December 9, 2015). "White Sox acquire Lawrie from A's". MLB.com. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
  4. ^ Lee, Jane (May 8, 2016). "A's option Hahn, call up Wendelken". MLB.com. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  5. ^ Downing, Kyle (July 14, 2018). "Athletics Designate Santiago Casilla, Select J.B. Wendelken". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved July 14, 2018.

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