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Aaron Northcraft | Relief Pitcher

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/28/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Padres sent RHP Aaron Northcraft outright to Triple-A El Paso.
Northcraft was designated for assignment by the Padres last week to open up a 40-man roster spot for new starting pitcher James Shields. Northcraft, who was acquired from the Braves in December as part of the Justin Upton trade, posted a 4.70 ERA and 113 strikeouts in 130 1/3 innings last season between Double-A and Triple-A. Feb 17 - 4:33 PM

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Padres designated RHP Aaron Northcraft for assignment.

The move clears a spot for the newly-signed James Shields on the Padres' 40-man roster. Northcraft was just acquired from the Braves in December as part of the Justin Upton deal, but now he could be on the move again. The 24-year-old posted a 4.70 ERA and 113 strikeouts over 130 1/3 innings last season between Double-A and Triple-A.
Feb 11 - 3:55 PM

Padres acquired RHP Aaron Northcraft from the Braves in the Justin Upton trade.

Northcraft put up a 4.70 ERA with 113 strikeouts over 130 1/3 innings between Double- and Triple-A last season. The 24-year-old could eventually be a back-end starter.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 04:57:00 PM

Braves recalled RHP Aaron Northcraft from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Northcraft pitched well at Double-A but struggled following a promotion to Triple-A this season, posting a 4.70 ERA with 113 strikeouts over 130 1/3 innings between the two stops. He'll be making his major league debut if he gets into Sunday's game.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 09:06:00 AM

Braves right-handed pitching prospect Aaron Northcraft struck out six batters in 5 2/3 innings for Double-A Mississippi on Monday.

Northcraft has taken his return assignment to the Southern League as a mission to make the hitters look as silly as possible. He has been quite successful, holding opposing hitters to a .169/.225/.301 line while putting up a 2.82 ERA, 0.896 WHIP, 9.7 K/9, and 2.5 BB/9. Northcraft would be in Triple-A in most organizations, but the Braves have a loaded rotation in Atlanta and in Triple-A, but Northcraft will get his chance in the event of injuries or poor performance.
Tue, May 6, 2014 08:47:00 AM

Braves optioned RHP Aaron Northcraft to Triple-A Gwinnitt; reassigned OF Matt Lipka, RHPs Jason Hursh, J.R. Graham, Yunesky Maya, Mark Lamm and Cody Martin, 3B Edward Salcedo, LHP Hector Daniel Rodriguez, Cs Matt Kennelly, Jose Yepez and Braeden Schlehuber and 1B Mark Hamilton to minor league camp.

There are no surprise cuts among this group. Graham is the highest rated of the bunch and could make his major league debut sometime this season as long as he's over his shoulder issues. Northcraft could also be an option for the rotation at some point with all the Braves' injury issues involving their starters.
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 10:16:00 AM

Braves purchased the contract of RHP Aaron Northcraft from High-A Lynchburg.

Northcraft, 22, earned himself a spot on the 40-man roster after an impressive season in which he posted a 3.98 ERA and 160/53 K/BB ratio over 151 2/3 innings. His stock is on the rise.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 09:23:00 AM

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