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Nick Adenhart | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/24/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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The Angels released a statement following Nick Adenhart's tragic death Thursday.
Adenhart was among three people killed early Thursday when a minivan ran a red light and hit the sports car they were traveling in. "The Angels family has suffered a tremendous loss today. We are deeply saddened and shocked by this tragic loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Nick's family, friends, loved ones and fans," Angels general manager Tony Reagins said in a statement. No other members of the Angels organization were involved in the crash, despite early reports to the contrary. Thu, Apr 9, 2009 02:57:00 PM
Source: ESPN.com

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TMZ.com reports that 22-year-old Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart was killed in a car accident hours after his start Wednesday night against the A's.

A local news station, NBC25, has confirmed the report. According to TMZ: "Cops say someone driving a minivan blew through a red light, causing the Mitsubishi that Adenhart was riding in to hit a light pole. Three people were killed in the crash, including Nick." The van driver reportedly fled the scene before eventually being apprehended, and has been charged with felony hit-and-run. The identities of the other victims have not been revealed, but TMZ's report that it included a member of the Angels was incorrect. Adenhart pitched six outstanding scoreless innings Wednesday night in only his fourth major league start.
Source: TMZ.com
Thu, Apr 9, 2009 11:18:00 AM

Nick Adenhart was denied his second major league victory after shutting out the A's for six innings on Wednesday.

Adenhart turned a 3-0 lead over to the usually trustworthy Angels pen in the seventh, but Scot Shields, Brian Fuentes and some shaky defense combined to let him down. Jose Arredondo was also charged with two runs thanks to some pretty awful usage -- he was allowed to come back out for the eighth after throwing a scoreless seventh, only to be pulled in favor of Shields after giving up a pair of singles. Three runs ended up scoring then, followed by three more in the ninth against Fuentes. Adenhart, who struck out five and walked three, has made a pretty good case for an early pickup in AL-only leagues.
Thu, Apr 9, 2009 02:20:00 AM

Nick Adenhart yielded two runs in 6 2/3 innings Tuesday in a victory over the Cubs.

Adenhart moved to 3-0 with a 3.12 ERA this spring. He's a hard guy to trust after a truly awful final four months in Triple-A last year, but he's giving the Angels reason to hope he'll be a more-than-adequate stopgap for their depleted rotation.
Tue, Mar 31, 2009 07:37:00 PM

Nick Adenhart pitched six innings and allowed four runs -- one earned -- Thursday against the Indians.

With the wind howling out to center, Adenhart got nine outs on the ground and three more via the K. All signs point to him being the Angels' fourth or fifth starter to open the year.
Thu, Mar 26, 2009 07:57:00 PM

Nick Adenhart fanned six while allowing one run over five innings Saturday as the Angels and Brewers played to a 4-4 tie.

Adenhart has struggled just once in four outings so far and is 1-0 with a 4.05 ERA and a 10/2 K/BB ratio in 13 1/3 innings for the spring. The improved command should be the determining factor that allows him to join John Lackey, Joe Saunders, Jered Weaver and Dustin Moseley in the Angels' rotation.
Sat, Mar 21, 2009 08:14:00 PM

Nick Adenhart surrendered four runs in 3 1/3 innings versus the Giants on Monday.

A setback for the youngster, who has given up one run in five innings this spring. We're assuming that Dustin Moseley will get one of the two openings in the Angels' rotation, making it a battle between Adenhart and Shane Loux for the last spot. Loux doesn't have any upside at all, but he outpitched Adenhart again today (1 ER in 3 IP) and has a 0.84 ERA this spring.
Mon, Mar 16, 2009 07:51:00 PM

Nick Adenhart tossed three scoreless innings for a win over a Giants split-squad Sunday.

He was facing a lineup that included no sure regulars, so this wasn't a great test. Still, it was another solid outing for the 22-year-old, whose chances of claiming a rotation spot have greatly improved with Ervin Santana down. He allowed two hits, walked none and struck out one.
Sun, Mar 8, 2009 07:13:00 PM

Nick Adenhart allowed one run in two innings Sunday in his relief appearance versus Kansas City.

Adenhart, one of the prime contenders for a spot in the Angels' rotation, was making his spring debut after being scratched Wednesday because of the flu.
Sun, Mar 1, 2009 06:43:00 PM

Nick Adenhart was scratched from his scheduled start Wednesday because of the flu.

Since the Angels didn't bring in any veterans, Adenhart is in the running for a rotation spot even after his very disappointing 2008. Former Giant Matt Palmer started in his place today.
Wed, Feb 25, 2009 01:59:00 PM

The Rockies have been scouting top pitching prospect Nick Adenhart in possible anticipation of a trade with the Angels.

While some talks regarding Matt Holliday have taken place, it's at least as likely that the Angels could be after Brian Fuentes and Garrett Atkins. They probably wouldn't part with Adenhart for Fuentes alone, but they could give up him and more if it also meant adding Atkins to their lineup. Such a move would likely turn Chone Figgins into a utilityman.
Thu, Jul 24, 2008 12:44:00 PM

Angels optioned RHP Nick Adenhart to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Adenhart clearly demonstrated that he wasn't ready for the majors while posting a 9.00 ERA and a 4/13 K/BB ratio in three starts as a replacement for John Lackey. He's still a fine prospect, but it'd be for the best if the Angels didn't need him again this year.
Tue, May 13, 2008 09:25:00 PM

Nick Adenhart was credited with his first major league victory after allowing four runs in 5 2/3 innings Monday against the White Sox.

Adenhart allowed nine hits, walked three and struck out one in another shaky outing. Still, he'll get to head back to the minors with a 1-0 record to go along with his 9.00 ERA in three starts. John Lackey is going to replace him in the rotation.
Tue, May 13, 2008 01:10:00 AM

Nick Adenhart was a little better in his second major league start, allowing three runs in 4 1/3 innings against the Royals.

His command again held him back, as he walked five in the no-decision. Adenhart is likely to make one more start before John Lackey bumps him from the rotation.
Wed, May 7, 2008 12:41:00 AM

Despite struggling Thursday in his major league debut, Nick Adenhart will remain in the Angels' rotation and start Tuesday against the Royals.

"It's not uncommon for a kid in his first start to try to do too much," Scioscia said. "He has a great arm, great stuff; we'll see him pitch better. It was one of those nights. Any time you don't achieve, there's a chance your confidence will take a hit, but he knows he's better than he was tonight. He trusts his arm. He knows he can pitch."
Fri, May 2, 2008 09:14:00 AM