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Jason Schmidt | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (45) / 1/29/1973
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Drafted: 1991 / Rd. 8 (0) / ATL

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Jason Schmidt will likely retire, reports Ken Gurnick of
Schmidt filed for free agency on Wednesday, but said he isn't planning to pitch next year and is likely to retire. Schmidt went 2-2 with a 5.61 ERA in four starts in 2009, but was hampered by problems with his surgically-repaired right shoulder in August. Thu, Nov 12, 2009 03:43:00 PM

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Dodgers transferred RHP Jason Schmidt to the 60-day disabled list.

The move makes room for newly acquired hurler Vicente Padilla. Schmidt went 2-2 with a 5.61 ERA earlier in the year, but was bitten by the injury bug yet again in early August. The Dodgers have just three wins and two shoulder operations to show for their three-year investment. If he is in fact done, the right-hander finishes 130-96 with a 3.96 ERA in 1,996 1/3 innings. He led baseball with a 2.34 ERA for the Giants in 2003, placing second in the Cy Young race.
Thu, Aug 27, 2009 03:00:00 PM

Dodgers placed RHP Jason Schmidt on the 15-day disabled list because of problems with his surgically repaired right shoulder.

Schmit gave up four runs over 3 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Brewers, and has a 5.61 ERA to go along with a 8/12 K/BB ratio in four starts this season. It's not clear if the shoulder issues he's having are serious. There's a good chance the Dodgers simply wanted him out of the rotation.
Fri, Aug 7, 2009 10:49:00 PM

Jason Schmidt couldn't make it out of the fourth inning against the Brewers on Wednesday, allowing four runs over 3 2/3 innings as part of a 4-1 loss.

After six scoreless innings last Friday, Schmidt labored against the Brewers, throwing just 45 of 80 pitches for strikes while walking three. His night came to an end in fourth inning after he hit Craig Counsell with the bases loaded. Schmidt now has a 5.61 ERA and 8/12 K/BB ratio in four starts this season. Stay away.
Thu, Aug 6, 2009 01:12:00 AM

Jason Schmidt tossed six one-hit innings in a 5-0 win over the Braves on Friday night.

You have to feel good for the guy. All he gave up was a single to Chipper Jones in the third inning. He walked five and fanned three, improving to 2-1 with a 4.50 ERA through his first three starts. We're not sure how he'll get by with that batting practice fastball, but that can be a conversation for another day.
Fri, Jul 31, 2009 10:47:00 PM

Dodgers manager Joe Torre has named Jason Schmidt as Friday's starter against the Braves.

Schmidt was rocked for five runs -- four earned -- in three-plus innings against the Marlins on Sunday. It was his second start after a nearly two-year layoff. Schmidt is not a recommended fantasy starter.
Wed, Jul 29, 2009 07:16:00 PM

Jason Schmidt surrendered five runs -- four earned -- in three-plus innings in a loss to the Marlins on Sunday.

Schmidt walked just one and hit a batter but also struck out just one and gave up five hits. All in all it wasn't that bad of an outing, but the Dodgers are certainly looking for more as Schmidt shakes off the rust. He's not a recommended fantasy option with the Braves due up next.
Sun, Jul 26, 2009 07:32:00 PM

Jason Schmidt will make his second start of the year on Sunday.

Schmidt held the Reds to three runs last Monday in his first start of the 2009 season. The outing wasn't exceptional, but was a pleasant surprise from a guy who hadn't thrown a major league pitch in nearly two years. He'll take on the Marlins Sunday, but we still wouldn't recommend Schmidt for fantasy use.
Thu, Jul 23, 2009 09:21:00 AM

Jason Schmidt won in his return to the majors by holding the Reds to three first-inning runs over five innings on Monday.

Schmidt allowed five hits, walked three and hit a batter. He struck out just two. Considering that he was facing one of baseball's worst lineups, it wasn't an outing that should get fantasy leaguers excited about him. Still, it is nice to see that all of his hard work paid off, for one night at least. While it's tough to feel sorry for people making $16 million per year, he's been through an awful lot these last few seasons.
Tue, Jul 21, 2009 01:58:00 AM

Dodgers activated RHP Jason Schmidt from the 60-day disabled list.

Schmidt's return to the rotation comes tonight against the Reds. He hasn't pitched in a major league game since 2007 while dealing with shoulder problems. For fantasy purposes, it's prudent to wait and see if he can still hack it in the major leagues. But Schmidt is definitely an intriguing no-risk pitcher for NL-only leagues if you can pluck him from your free agent pool and stash him on the bench.
Mon, Jul 20, 2009 03:06:00 PM

The Dodgers announced Saturday evening that Jason Schmidt will start Monday against the Reds.

Yes, that Jason Scmidt. The 36-year-old right-hander has slowly worked his way back to form after dealing with all sorts of shoulder problems the past two years. He hasn't pitched in a major league game since 2007, but perhaps there's some magic left in that right arm of his. For fantasy purposes, it's probably worth waiting on some results.
Sat, Jul 18, 2009 08:36:00 PM

Jason Schmidt pitched 7 2/3 innings, giving up two hits and a walk while striking out seven in a rehab start at Triple-A Albuquerque.

It was the most encouraging sign yet that Schmidt, who hasn't pitched since 2007 because of shoulder problems, could be regaining his form. However, it's not yet clear if and when he could rejoin the Dodgers.
Sat, Jun 27, 2009 10:41:00 AM

The Dodgers have temporarily suspended Jason Schmidt's rehab assignment.

"Nothing to do with the beaning," manager Joe Torre said. "It's his shoulder. This way we can stop his rehab days. We don't think it will be too long. He threw a bullpen and had some discomfort." Schmidt's rehab assignment was due to expire June 10, so this will buy him and the Dodgers some time.
Tue, May 26, 2009 08:48:00 PM

Jason Schmidt was struck in the side of the head with a line drive Saturday during a start for Triple-A Albuquerque.

It was apparently a pretty scary scene, but Schmidt was not taken to the hospital and isn't expected to miss too much time. He's still hoping to contribute at the major league level this season, but hasn't thrown a pitch in the bigs in over two years.
Sat, May 23, 2009 11:45:00 PM

Jason Schmidt threw seven strong innings during a rehab start Sunday with Single-A Inland Empire.

Schmidt gave up five hits, struck out six and walked only three. "I thought his location was better but maybe his velocity was a little down. I don't know that he's going to be a guy that's going to throw 93 or 94 again," said Inland Empire pitching coach Charlie Hough. "But velocity isn't everything." Schmidt hasn't thrown a pitch in the big leagues in two years.
Mon, May 18, 2009 09:53:00 AM

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