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Chad Reineke

Cincinnati Reds — No. --
Starting pitcher
Born: April 9, 1982 (1982-04-09) (age 27)
Defiance, Ohio
Bats: Right Throws: Right 
MLB debut
August 16, 2008 for the San Diego Padres
Career statistics
(through 2008)
Win-Loss     2-1
Earned run average     5.00
Strikeouts     13

Chad K. Reineke (born April 9, 1982, in Defiance, Ohio) is a Major League Baseball pitcher who is currently in the Cincinnati Reds organization.


Personal life

Reineke attended Ayersville High School. He married long-time girlfriend Kelli Battershell on November 7, 2009.

College career

Reineke attended Miami University in which he played college ball. For the RedHawks, he was mainly used as a relief pitcher, but would make the occasional start. His best season for the RedHawks came in 2001, when he made 5 starts and 8 relief appearances, notching a 2-2 record with a 4.22 ERA.

Major League Baseball draft

Reineke was drafted by the Houston Astros in the 13th round (394th overall) of the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft.


Houston Astros

After signing with the Astros on June 16, 2004, Reineke was assigned to the Single-A Tri-City ValleyCats. For the ValleyCats, he pitched in 23 games, all in relief, and had a 1-2 record with a 2.45 ERA and 3 saves. Reineke advanced one level in 2005, playing the entire season for the Single-A Lexington Legends. He was both a starter and a reliever for the Legends, making 11 starts and 31 relief appearances. Reineke went a combined 10-8 with a 3.52 ERA and got 4 saves.

In 2006, Reineke played at two different levels, the Single-A Salem Avalanche and the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks. For the Avalanche, he was in their starting rotation, making 17 starts and posting a 6-5 record with a 2.98 ERA. For the Hooks, he was primarily used as a reliever, playing in a total of 15 games and getting a 1-3 record with a 3.05 ERA.

Reineke advanced another level in 2007, this time playing at the Triple-A level for the Round Rock Express. Making 16 starts and the same number of relief appearances, Reineke went a combined 5-5 with a 4.68 ERA.

On November 20, 2007, Reineke's contract was purchased, protecting him from the Rule 5 Draft.

San Diego Padres

On July 22, 2008, he was traded to the San Diego Padres for Randy Wolf. On August 16, 2008, Reineke made his major league debut as the starting pitcher for the Padres against the Philadelphia Phillies. He pitched 5 innings, giving up 3 runs, getting the win, and also going 1 for 2 at the plate with an RBI single.

Oakland Athletics

Before the 2009 minor league baseball season began, Reineke was traded to the Oakland Athletics for outfielder J. D. Pruitt. Reineke has played for the A's triple A team in Sacramento. He was called up to make an emergency start for the A's on August 5, 2009. He was sent back to the AAA Sacramento River Cats the next day. In November 2009 Reineke Was Granted Free Agency.

Cincinnati Reds

On December 22, 2009, Reineke signed a minor league contract with the Triple-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, the Louisville Bats.

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