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Jason Berken | Starting Pitcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (34) / 11/27/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Giants signed RHP Jason Berken to a minor league contract.
He should be given an invitation to spring training. Berken spent all of 2013 at Triple-A with the White Sox, holding a 3.80 ERA over 27 starts. He'll likely begin the year in the Triple-A Fresno rotation. Fri, Nov 15, 2013 05:21:00 PM

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White Sox signed RHP Jason Berken to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Charlotte.

Berken posted a 5.49 ERA and 1.83 WHIP in 19 2/3 innings last season between the Orioles and Cubs. He will act as organizational relief depth for the Pale Hose.
Thu, Apr 4, 2013 11:21:00 AM

Cubs sent RHP Jason Berken outright to Triple-A Iowa.

The Cubs claimed Berken off waivers from the Orioles in early September, but they have already deemed him unworthy of a spot on the 40-man roster. The 28-year-old right-hander owns an ugly 5.36 ERA over 110 appearances (28 starts) in the majors.
Thu, Oct 25, 2012 05:28:00 PM

Jason Berken allowed two runs over 4 2/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Astros.

Make that 100 losses for the Cubs. Berken allowed four hits (including a home run) while walking one and striking out a pair. The 28-year-old right-hander has allowed eight runs over 18 2/3 innings in four starts since being claimed off waivers from the Orioles last month. If he makes any starts for the Cubs next year, that's probably not a good sign.
Mon, Oct 1, 2012 10:52:00 PM

Jason Berken shut out the Reds for six innings Thursday in a no-decision.

Berken was facing a spring training lineup, so let's not make too much of this. He'd make for a risky final week pickup in NL-only leagues, particularly since he gets the Rockies at Coors Field next time out.
Thu, Sep 20, 2012 05:42:00 PM

Jason Berken, who is replacing Jeff Samardzija in the Cubs' rotation, will make his first start next Saturday against the Pirates.

The 28-year-old righty appeared in one game for the Orioles earlier this season, allowing a whopping seven runs (two earned) on six hits in one inning of work. He owns a career 5.40 ERA and 1.66 WHIP over 230 MLB innings and should be avoided in all fantasy formats.
Sat, Sep 8, 2012 04:12:00 PM

Jason Berken will take Jeff Samardzija's place in the starting rotation.

Samardzija will make his final start of the season on Saturday. Berken was claimed off waivers from the Cubs on Friday after posting a 3.50 ERA and 98/39 K/BB ratio in 144 innings over 26 starts at the Triple-A this year. He can be ignored in most fantasy leagues.
Fri, Sep 7, 2012 05:11:00 PM

Cubs claimed RHP Jason Berken off waivers from the Orioles.

Berken was designated for assignment by the Orioles earlier this week. The 28-year-old right-hander has only made one appearance in the majors this season, but was a useful bullpen piece as recently as 2010.
Fri, Sep 7, 2012 04:45:00 PM

Orioles designated RHP Jason Berken for assignment.

Berken allowed seven runs in a one-inning appearance with the Orioles earlier this season. The 28-year-old right-hander seems likely to pass through waivers with ease and accept a spot back at Triple-A Norfolk.
Mon, Sep 3, 2012 12:01:00 PM

Jason Berken broke his nose in a start with Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday after slamming into a teammate while chasing a foul ball.

Berken could make his next start depending on the swelling. The 28-year-old right-hander was smoked for seven runs (two earned) in one inning during his lone appearance with the O's this season back on May 7. He has a 2.38 ERA in 11 starts with the Tides.
Thu, Jun 7, 2012 06:29:00 PM

Orioles optioned RHP Jason Berken to Triple-A Norfolk.

Berken was hammered for seven runs (two earned) in an inning of work Monday against the Rangers. He should be called back to the major leagues at some point this summer.
Tue, May 8, 2012 06:29:00 PM

The Orioles have informed right-hander Jason Berken that he will be optioned to Triple-A Norfolk.

The move isn't official yet, but left-hander Zach Phillips is expected to replace him on the active roster. Berken was just added to the roster on Monday and was blasted for seven runs (two earned) on six hits and a walk over an inning of work.
Tue, May 8, 2012 04:01:00 PM

Orioles recalled RHP Jason Berken from Triple-A Norfolk.

Berken will function as depth for the Orioles bullpen, which was heavily taxed this weekend. The 28-year-old right-hander has posted a solid 1.23 ERA and 15/8 K/BB ratio in 22 innings this season for Norfolk.
Mon, May 7, 2012 03:45:00 PM

Orioles optioned RHP Jason Berken to Triple-A Norfolk.

He was cleared to make room for Robert Andino's return from the paternity leave list. Berken didn't make an appearance during his brief stint with the big club and will continue to serve as depth at the minor league level.
Fri, Apr 27, 2012 05:55:00 PM

Orioles recalled RHP Jason Berken from Triple-A Norfolk.

He'll replace Robert Andino, who was placed on the paternity leave list Wednesday. Berken had a 0.60 ERA and 10/4 K/BB ratio over his first 15 innings at the Triple-A level and will pitch in middle relief.
Wed, Apr 25, 2012 03:41:00 PM

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