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Matt Ginter MLB Career Stats

5-7 5.43 232.0 132 1.48

Matt Ginter Bio

  • Full Name: Matthew Shane Ginter
  • Born: 12/24/1977 in Winchester, KY
  • Draft: 1999, Chicago White Sox, 1st rd. (22nd overall)
  • College: Mississippi State
  • Debut: September 1, 2000
  • Ret., Final Game: 8/3/2008
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MLB Career Stats 5 7 5.43 96 19 1 232.0 132 1.48


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Team Date Transaction
March 27, 2010 RHP Matt Ginter assigned to Houston Astros.
November 9, 2009 RHP Matt Ginter elected free agency.

Matthew Shane Ginter Bio Info

MATTHEW SHANE (MATT) GINTER...makes his off-season home in Lexington, KY with wife Emily...played 3 years of college ball at Mississippi State University, where he was a Baseball America pre-season All-American as a junior in 1999...played for Team USA in 1998, when he went 1-0 with 5 saves and a 4.35 ERA in 12 relief appearances during a 42-game slate that included the World Championships...was originally selected by the Yankees in the 1996, but did not sign. 2005 Split the year at Detroit and Triple-A Toledo after being outrighted and traded from the New York Mets April 2...made the Tigers' Opening Day roster and appeared in 10 games before being outrighted June 22...posted a 5.47 ERA (15 ER/24.2 IP) in those games, and a 6.17 ERA in 14 games (one start) overall after having his contract purchased September 7 and remaining with the club through season's his lone start September 18 at Los Angeles (AL), suffered the loss after giving up 5 runs on 10 hits in 4.1 innings...with the Mud Hens, went 4-3 with a 4.33 ERA in 17 games, 10 starts...walked just 10 batters in 68.2 International League innings, and average of 1.3 walks per 9 innings...joined the starting rotation upon his arrival at Toledo, going 3-3 with a 5.40 ERA (32 ER/53.1 IP) in 9 starts through August 6...then made 7 appearances out of the bullpen and one start (August 25 at (Norfolk) in his final 8 games through September 4, allowing just one run and walking none in 15.1 innings during that span. 2004 Was 1-3 with a 4.54 ERA in 15 games, including a career-high 14 starts, over 4 stints with the New York Mets...entered Spring Training with the White Sox, and was outrighted and traded to the Mets March 27...reported to Triple-A Norfolk, and was called up for the first time May 16...made 11 starts through July 8, going 1-1 with a 4.80 ERA (29 ER/54.1 IP)...was recalled July 30, and appeared the next night at Atlanta in relief...did not appear again until August 11, when he did not figure in the decision after allowing 2 runs on 7 hits in 6.0 inning vs. Houston...was optioned August 12 and returned again August 22, suffering the loss that night at San Francisco after yielding 3 runs on 7 hits in 6.0 innings...returned to Norfolk August 23, and was brought up for the final time September 2 to start the next night at Philadelphia in place of the injured Kris Benson...pitched just 1.0 inning before leaving with a sprained right ankle...did not pitch again, going on the 60-day disabled list September 11...was 1-5 with a 2.95 ERA in 11 starts with Norfolk, walking just 8 in 64.0 innings for an average of 1.1 walks per 9 innings...allowed just 2 earned runs in 21.0 innings (0.86 ERA) in 4 April starts...was 0-2 with a 1.56 ERA (6 ER/ 34.2 IP) in 6 starts at the time of his first promotion. 2003 Went 3-5 with 14 saves and a 3.03 ERA in a professional-high 49 games with Triple-A Charlotte...appeared 3 times over a stint with the White Sox July 27-August 8, allowing 5 runs in 3.1 International League righthanders to a .193 batting average (32-for-166), while lefties hit .343 (34-for-99)...the opposition had only a .325 slugging percentage against him...allowed just 2 home runs in 68.1 IL innings, an average of 0.26 homers every 9 innings...after posting a 4.02 ERA (7 ER/15.2 IP) in 8 games in April, notched a 1.10 ERA (4 ER/32.2 IP) in a combined 22 games in May and June...picked up 7 saves and allowed just a pair of unearned runs over 14.1 innings in 11 June contests...did not allow an earned run in 15 straight appearances (22.1 innings) May 20-June 27...surrendered just 8 hits in that span...worked 2.0 innings or more on 14 occasions, including in 8 of his first 12 outings of the year...notched 13 of his 14 saves in a 19-game span June 3-July 25...recorded his 14th save in the first game of an August 20 doubleheader at Richmond. 2002 Made 33 relief appearances over a pair of stints with the White Sox, going 1-0 with one save and a 4.47 ERA...was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte May 3, and notched his first big league save in his White Sox season debut May 7 at Texas...had a 2.45 ERA in 9 games before being optioned back to Charlotte June 12...returned to the Windy City June 25, and went 1-0 with a 5.50 ERA in 24 games through season's end...pitched on back-to-back days 3 times, tossing 4.1 shutout innings and allowing just one hit in the 2nd games of those occasions...held righthanders to a .208 average (21-for-101)...lefties batted .342 ( 38-for-111) against him...held opponents to a .196 (11-for-56) in 10 day games...earned his 3rd major league victory June 28 vs. Chicago (NL), tossing 3.1 scoreless and hitless innings...worked 10.0 straight shutout innings over 5 appearances May 20-June 9. 2001 Made 20 appearances out of the bullpen over 3 stints with the White Sox, going 1-0 with a 5.22 the opposition to a .238 batting average...started the year at Triple-A Charlotte (SC), where he posted a 2.93 ERA in 15 games (7 starts) before his first promotion June 5...tossed 14.0 straight scoreless innings over his last 6 outings, all in relief, before being called up...allowed 6 runs in 4.0 innings for a 13.50 ERA over 4 appearances before being optioned back to Charlotte June 16...posted a 4.29 ERA (17 ER/35.2 IP) in his final 16 big league games over his last 2 stints, including a 2.08 ERA (3 ER/13.0 IP) over 6 games in his final stint...overall at Charlotte, went 2-3 with a 2.59 ERA in 22 games (10 starts)...held International League opponents to a .219 batting average, including a .180 average (20-for-111) by lefties...was rated by Baseball America as the No. 11 prospect in the White Sox organization.with NYM at SF 2000 Made his major league debut with the White Sox in just his 2nd pro season...had his contract purchased August 31 after spending the season's first 5 months with Double-A Birmingham, where he ranked 2nd in the Southern League with a 2.25 ERA, 3rd with 179.2 innings pitched and tied for 3rd with 11 wins...had his contract purchased August 31, and made his debut the next night vs. Anaheim, tossing a scoreless 8th inning and earning the win after the White Sox scored 6 in the bottom of the inning to win 9-8...Keith Foulke pitched the 9th for the save...appeared 6 more times, and finished with a 13.50 ERA (14 ER/9.1 IP)...went 11-8 in 27 S.L. games, all but one as a starter...had 23 quality starts, including each of his final 21 starts...worked 9.0 innings on 2 occasions, but did not figure in the decision in both, allowing no runs and 5 hits June 6 vs. Tennessee and one run on 7 hits June 30 vs. Tennessee...had a 2.0-inning relief appearance August 30 vs. Huntsville before his promotion...S.L. opponents hit just .233 against him...was rated by Baseball America as the 7th-best prospect in the S.L. following the season. 1999 Was selected by the White Sox in the first round (22nd overall) of the First-Year Player Draft and assigned to rookie-level Tucson...was rated by Baseball America White Sox prospect Closest to the Majors...went 1-0 with a 3.24 ERA in 3 relief appearances before advancing to Single-A Burlington, where he went 4-2 with a 4.05 ERA in 9 starts...posted 2 wins and a 4.13 ERA (11 ER/24.0 IP) in 3 playoff starts with Burlington...was the winning pitcher in Game 5 of the Midwest League championship series vs. Wisconsin, striking out 13 in a complete-game effort.