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Will Startup | Relief Pitcher

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/4/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Tigers re-signed LHP Will Startup to a minor league contract.
The 29-year-old southpaw logged 58 innings at Double-A Erie in 2013, compiling a 3.41 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 34/16 K/BB ratio. He'll continue to function as organizational depth for the Tigers. Sat, Nov 16, 2013 11:04:00 AM

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Orioles signed LHP Will Startup to a minor league contract.

Startup, a 2005 fifth-round pick, has never appeared in a major league game and isn't likely to find his way to Baltimore this season. He had a 4.76 ERA and a 1.68 WHIP between Single-A and Triple-A in 2009.
Mon, Feb 8, 2010 11:03:00 PM

Will Startup retired four batters Tuesday to lower his ERA in the AFL to 0.96.

Startup, a 2005 fifth-round pick, was dealt from from Atlanta to San Diego for Royce Ring at the deadline. An extreme flyball pitcher, he could be quite a setup man for the Padres with Petco helping him along.
Wed, Nov 7, 2007 02:45:00 PM

Left-hander Will Startup was traded from the Braves to the Padres in a three-player deal.

Startup, a 2005 third-round pick, has a pretty good chance of becoming a decent reliever, and his extreme flyball tendencies could lead to some low ERAs in Petco. He had a 2.19 ERA and a 49/18 K/BB ratio in 49 1/3 IP for Triple-A Richmond. Expect to see him in the majors later this year.
Tue, Jul 31, 2007 04:34:00 PM

Will Startup gave up four runs in one-third of an inning on Monday and has a 16.71 ERA in the AFL.

He's allowed 17 runs -- 13 earned -- in seven innings. Startup, a 2005 fifth-round pick, spent much of the season at Triple-A and finished with a 2.35 ERA in 69 innings between three levels. It was looking like he could be of some use in the Atlanta pen during the first half of next season, but his struggles this fall have to be viewed as a setback.
Tue, Nov 7, 2006 03:26:00 PM

2005 fifth-round pick Will Startup pitched a scoreless inning Friday in his second appearance for Triple-A Richmond.

Pitching at three levels, Startup has allowed two runs in 29 2/3 innings of relief this season. The Braves might try him as a lefty reliever later this season.
Sat, Jun 3, 2006 03:01:00 PM

Will Startup made his first appearance for Double-A Mississippi on Tuesday and pitched two scoreless innings.

Startup, a left-handed reliever drafted in the fifth round in 2005, made just one appearance at Single-A Myrtle Beach before being moved up.
Wed, Apr 12, 2006 03:42:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Bryan Holaday
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Eugenio Suarez
2Andrew Romine
3Jose Iglesias
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Andy Dirks
2Rajai Davis
3J.D. Martinez
CF1Austin Jackson
2Don Kelly
RF1Torii Hunter
2J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
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PosRoleName
S1Justin Verlander
2Max Scherzer
3Anibal Sanchez
4Rick Porcello
5Drew Smyly
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joe Nathan
2Joakim Soria
3Joba Chamberlain
4Joel Hanrahan
5Ian Krol
6Al Alburquerque
7Phil Coke
8Blaine Hardy
9Patrick McCoy
10Luke Putkonen
11Bruce Rondon