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John Rocker | Relief Pitcher

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (39) / 10/17/1974
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
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At his request, John Rocker was released today by the independant Long Island Ducks.
Rocker had a 6.50 ERA and a 19/28 K/BB ratio in 18 innings for the Atlantic League club. ''After pitching for two months with the Long Island Ducks, the consistency required to pitch at the major league level, and the consistency I demand from myself, are not where they should be,'' Rocker said in a statement released by the team. ''As a result, I have elected to take a step back and re-evaluate the options available to me.'' Mon, Jun 27, 2005 06:05:00 PM
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LHP John Rocker has signed with the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League.

In Rocker's most recent comeback attempt, he gave up four runs and walked six in 2 2/3 innings in the Venezuelan Winter League. The 30-year-old hasn't pitched in the majors since making two appearances with the Rays in 2003.
Thu, Apr 7, 2005 06:16:00 PM

Free agent John Rocker gave up a run in his inning of work yesterday for Lara of the Venezuelan Winter League.

Rocker allowed a hit, walked two and threw a wild pitch. He has a 13.50 ERA in six appearances covering 2 2/3 innings.
Mon, Dec 27, 2004 01:19:00 PM

John Rocker got one out and gave up one hit yesterday in his third appearance for Lara of the Venezuelan Winter League.

After allowing three runs without retiring a batter in his first appearance, Rocker has pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings. It's a start.
Sun, Dec 19, 2004 03:42:00 PM

Free agent John Rocker was charged with three runs while failing to get an out yesterday in his Venezuelan Winter League debut.

Rocker gave up a hit, walked two and threw a wild pitch in his first appearance of 2004.
Fri, Dec 10, 2004 03:01:00 PM

John Rocker, coming back from surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff, is set to begin pitching in the Venezuelan Winter League.

If he shows he can get left-handers out, some team will take a chance on Rocker, who has pitched just one inning in the majors since 2002.
Thu, Dec 9, 2004 02:36:00 PM

Free agent John Rocker underwent surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff and expects to resume throwing off a pitching mound early next year.

Since he won't pitch in winter ball, Rocker might have difficulty landing a minor league contract next spring. Still, some team will take a chance on him eventually.
Wed, Sep 3, 2003 02:02:00 AM

Devil Rays released LHP John Rocker from Double-A Orlando.

Rocker had a 9.15 ERA in 17 games for Orlando. His next stop is probably one of the indy leagues.
Fri, Jun 27, 2003 06:51:00 PM

Devil Rays re-signed LHP John Rocker to a minor league contract.

Rocker, who cleared waivers after being designated for assignment, will rejoin Double-A Orlando.
Thu, May 29, 2003 08:47:00 PM

Devil Rays designated LHP John Rocker for assignment.

The Devil Rays intend to keep Rocker if he clears waivers. There's little doubt that he will.
Tue, May 27, 2003 07:31:00 PM

John Rocker gave up six runs on three hits and five walks in one inning Friday for Double-A Orlando.

Five walks? In one inning? Against undisciplined Double-A hitters? Rocker is looking less and less likely to establish himself in the majors again.
Sat, May 24, 2003 08:06:00 AM

Devil Rays optioned LHP John Rocker to Double-A Orlando.

More evidence that the Rays really don't have a clue. Rocker was rushed to the majors after pitching just four innings in Double-A and now he's being rushed back to Orlando after giving up one run and two hits and walking three in an inning of work. If he can establish himself as an effective reliever in the minors, the Rays will probably give him another chance before long.
Fri, May 16, 2003 06:43:00 PM

John Rocker returned to the majors, and looked like his old self tonight. He walked the only two batters he faced.

"As you can see, I'm not in midseason form," Rocker said. "I need a little while longer to polish things up and get comfortable." Regardless of what Rocker says, he does appear to be in midseason form.
Fri, May 9, 2003 11:20:00 PM

Devil Rays purchased the contract of LHP John Rocker from Double-A Orlando.

Rocker did pitch four scoreless innings for Orlando, but he wasn't dominant, and there was no reason to call him up this quickly. We doubt that Rocker will have any fantasy value, but since he's a ''proven closer'' he is worth watching. AL-only leaguers shouldn't consider picking Rocker up until he has a few impressive outings under his belt.
Fri, May 9, 2003 05:46:00 PM

John Rocker made his debut for Double-A Orlando on Thursday with one inning of work.

Rocker allowed one hit in the inning. He'll eventually work his way up to the Tampa pen, but isn't likely to have much value.
Sat, May 3, 2003 11:15:00 AM

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