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Josh Roenicke

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Win–loss record  8–3
Strikeouts  168
Role  Baseball player
Spouse  Nichole Desmond (m. 2010)
Parents  Gary Roenicke
Earned run average  4.17
Name  Josh Roenicke
Height  1.91 m
Salary  481,000 USD (2012)
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Education  University of California, Los Angeles
Similar People  Gary Roenicke, Ron Roenicke, Jeff Bridich, Walt Weiss

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Joshua James Roenicke (born August 4, 1982) is an American professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cincinnati Reds, Toronto Blue Jays, Colorado Rockies and Minnesota Twins.


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Cincinnati Reds

Roenicke was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 10th round of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft out of UCLA where he was both an outfielder and a relief pitcher, as well as a defensive back and kick returner on the UCLA football team. Beginning his professional career with the Gulf Coast Reds, Roenicke pitched 8 innings and gave up only one run. He was promoted to the Rookie level Billings Mustangs where he finished 2006. He began 2007 with the High-A Sarasota Reds before being promoted to Double-A Chattanooga. Combined, he had a 3–2 record with a 2.31 ERA, 56 strikeouts, and 24 saves. Roenicke remained in Chattanooga to begin 2008, but was promoted to Triple-A Louisville after 22 appearances. In 35 games for Louisville, he had a 2.54 ERA and was promoted to the majors on September 9.

Roenicke made his major league debut on September 13, walking, striking out, and hitting 1 batter each.

Toronto Blue Jays

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On July 31, 2009, he was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays along with Edwin Encarnacion and Zach Stewart, in exchange for Scott Rolen and cash considerations

In 2 seasons with the Blue Jays, Roenicke went 1-0 with a 6.38 ERA in 29 games

Colorado Rockies

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On June 2, 2011, Roenicke was claimed off waivers by the Colorado Rockies and was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

In 2 seasons with the Rockies, Roenicke went 4-2 with a 3.33 ERA in 82 games, most of them coming in 2012.

Minnesota Twins

The Minnesota Twins claimed him off waivers on November 2, 2012. He was outrighted to the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings on October 2, 2013.

Washington Nationals

He signed a minor league contract (including a spring training invitation) with the Washington Nationals on February 14, 2014.

Colorado Rockies

Roenicke signed a minor league deal with the Colorado Rockies on August 12, 2014.

Milwaukee Brewers

Roenicke signed a minor league with the Brewers on February 12.

Pitching style

Roenicke throws five pitches. He has a four-seam fastball thrown at 91–95 mph, a two-seam fastball at 91–94, a slider (82–86), a curveball (76–79), and an occasional changeup (83–85). He does not use his changeup against right-handed hitters. His primary fastball against righties is the four-seamer, while he leans toward the two-seamer against lefties. Despite average to above-average whiff rates on his pitches, he strikes hitters out a rate well below one per inning.


Roenicke, who grew up in Nevada City, California, comes from a baseball family as his brother Jason plays in Toronto's minor league system, his father Gary played 12 major league seasons from 1976–1988 and is currently a scout in the Baltimore Orioles organization, and his uncle Ron played 8 seasons from 1981–1988 and was the manager of the Milwaukee Brewers from 2011-2015.

Roenicke is the brother-in-law of Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond, having married Desmond's sister Nikki in 2010.


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