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John Wasdin

Full Name: John Truman Wasdin
Born: August 5, 1972   2019 Opening Day Age: 46
Birthplace/Residence: Born in Fort Belvoir, VA and resides in Jacksonville, FL
MAJOR LEAGUE Service: Enters his first season as a Major League coach and first season as the Orioles Bullpen Coach.
 
MANAGERIAL/COACHING CAREER

Enters his first season as the Orioles Bullpen Coach after being named to the position for the 2019 season...Marks his third season with the Orioles organization after spending the last two seasons (2017-18) as Minor League Pitching Coordinator...Prior to joining the O's, Wasdin spent the previous six seasons as a Pitching Coach in the Oakland Athletics organization, including with Double-A Midland (2015-16), Class A-Advanced Stockton (2014), Class-A Beloit (2013), Class-A Burlington (2012), and Short-Season A Vermont (2011). 
 
PLAYING CAREER

Pitched in the majors from 1995-2007, going 39-39 with a 5.28 ERA (465 ER/793.1 IP) over 328 games (65 starts)...Appeared in 26 games for the Orioles in 2001, going 1-1 with a 4.17 ERA (23 ER/49.2 IP) and 47 strikeouts...Also pitched for the Oakland Athletics (1995-96), Boston Red Sox (1997-2000), Colorado Rockies (2000-01), Toronto Blue Jays (2003), Texas Rangers (2004-06), and Pittsburgh Pirates (2007)...In 1998-99, pitched in a combined three postseason games with the Red Sox...Pitched in the Japan Central League in 2002 (Yomiuri Giants) and 2009 (Saitama Seibu Lions)...The right-hander was originally selected by the Oakland Athletics in the first round (No. 25 overall) of the 1993 First-Year Player Draft.
 
PERSONAL

Wasdin and his wife, Darlene, reside in Jacksonville, FL...The couple has three children: Avery, Cassidy, and Braley...Attended Florida State University.
 
COACHING TIMELINE

2011   Pitching Coach, Vermont Lake Monsters, New York-Penn League, A (Athletics)
2012   Pitching Coach, Burlington Bees, Midwest League, A (Athletics)
2013   Pitching Coach, Beloit Snappers, Midwest League, A (Athletics) 
2014   Pitching Coach, Stockton Ports, California League, A (Athletics)
2015-16 Pitching Coach, Midland RockHounds, Texas League, AA (Athletics)
2017-18 Minor League Pitching Coordinator, Baltimore Orioles
2019   Bullpen Coach, Baltimore Orioles