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Friday, September 12, 2008

Pettyjohn back to MLB

Former Long Beach Armada pitcher Adam Pettyjohn has been called up to the Cincinnati Reds. He is the first GBL alum to make an MLB roster since the league's inception in 2005.

Pettyjohn, who pitched for Long Beach in 2005 and the beginning of 2006, led the International League (AAA) with 15 wins for the Louisville Bats in 2008. Pettyjohn, 31, was one of seven Triple-A players to join the Reds since the Bats' season ended when the team was eliminated from the playoffs.

This is Pettyjohn's second stint in the big leagues. In 2001, he appeared in 16 games with the Detroit Tigers, going 1-6 in nine starts with a 5.82 ERA. The 6'3" lefty was drafted by the Tigers in the second round of the 1998 amateur draft.

In 2005, Pettyjohn went 10-2 with the Armada, posting a 3.92 ERA. That year, he struck out 73 batters while walking 23 in 110.1 innings pitched. He started the 2006 campaign with the Fleet, going 1-1 in two starts, before being picked up by Seattle.

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