Jason Frasor

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Jason Frasor
File:Jason Frasor on August 9, 2011.jpg
Frasor with the Chicago White Sox
Free agent
Born: (1977-08-09) August 9, 1977 (age 42)
Chicago, Illinois
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 16, 2004, for the Toronto Blue Jays
MLB statistics
(through August 1, 2015)
Win–loss record 35–35
Earned run average 3.49
Strikeouts 615
WHIP 1.32
Saves 36

Jason Andrew Frasor (born August 9, 1977) is an American professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He made his debut with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2004, and had a 4.08 ERA in 63 games. He has also played in MLB for the Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers, Kansas City Royals and the Atlanta Braves.

Professional career

Toronto Blue Jays

A starter in the low minors from 1999 to 2002, he was converted to a reliever in 2003. The Blue Jays acquired him from the Los Angeles Dodgers prior to the 2004 season in exchange for Jayson Werth. He was sent to the minors on April 28, 2006, and recalled on May 11, 2006. On July 2, 2006, Frasor was demoted again to Triple-A; the Blue Jays recalled Shaun Marcum in his place.

On January 9, 2007, Frasor signed a one-year contract for the 2007 season with the Toronto Blue Jays, avoiding salary arbitration. The contract was worth $825,000 with cumulative incentives based upon games pitched.[1][2]

Frasor began 2009 with a 4–0 record through early May, without allowing an earned run. This was one of the best marks in all of Major League baseball, and helped the Blue Jays hold first place in the American League through the 2009 season's first 26 games.

On July 17, 2011 he made his 453rd appearance for the Blue Jays, passing Duane Ward to become the team's all-time appearance leader.

Chicago White Sox

On July 27, 2011, he was traded to the Chicago White Sox with Zach Stewart for Mark Teahen and Edwin Jackson.[3]

Return to Toronto

On January 1, 2012, Frasor was traded back to the Toronto Blue Jays for pitching prospects Myles Jaye and Daniel Webb.[4] On July 21, Frasor was placed on the Disabled List retroactive to July 17 with right forearm tightness.

Texas Rangers

On January 3, 2013, Frasor signed a one-year deal with the Texas Rangers.[5] Used as a middle reliever in his 61 games, he went 4-3 with a 2.57 ERA and 10 holds, striking out 48 in 49 innings with a .203 OBA.

On October 11, Frasor signed a one-year, $1.75 million deal with incentives to return to the Rangers.[6]

Kansas City Royals

On July 16, 2014, the Rangers traded Frasor to Kansas City for pitcher Spencer Patton.[7] He was designated for assignment on July 6, 2015, and released on July 13.[8]

Atlanta Braves

Frasor and the Atlanta Braves agreed to a contract through the remainder of the 2015 season on July 16, 2015.[9]

After coming off the 15-Day DL, due to a right shoulder strain, he was released on August 25, 2015.

Personal life

Frasor attended Oak Forest High School, located in Oak Forest, Illinois and graduated in 1995 after starring for the Bengals as a starting pitcher, reliever and shortstop.[10] He then played at Southern Illinois University, where he won the Richard “Itch” Jones award as the team MVP in 1997 and 1999.[11]

Frasor is a cousin of former UNC backup point guard Bobby Frasor.[12]

He married Laura Schmidt in 2008[12] and has two children.[13]


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  3. Nowak, Joey. "White Sox send Jackson to Blue Jays for Frasor". MLB.com. Retrieved 27 July 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  9. Bowman, Mark (July 16, 2015). "Braves add bullpen depth with veteran righty Frasor". MLB.com. Retrieved July 16, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. Reinmuth, Gary (June 11, 1995). "They Won't Be Caught Short". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved July 17, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. "Southern Illinois University Baseball records and History" (PDF). Southern Illinois University. p. 3. Retrieved July 17, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. 12.0 12.1 Disabato, Pat; Arvia, Phil (December 14, 2008). "Former Br. Rice star Bobby Frasor will be in town for his cousin Jason Frasor's wedding - not to mention No. 1 UNC's game vs. Valpo". Southtown Star. Highbeam Research. Retrieved July 17, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  13. "Frasor talks fatherhood". MLB.com. June 13, 2013. Retrieved July 17, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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