Justin Germano

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  • Age: 33

Justin Germano MLB Career Stats

10-30 5.40 330.0 209 1.44

Justin Germano Bio

  • Full Name: Justin William Germano
  • Pronunciation: jer-MAH-noh
  • Born: 8/6/1982 in Pasadena, CA
  • Draft: 2000, San Diego Padres, 13th rd. (379th overall)
  • High School: Claremont, CA
  • Debut: May 22, 2004
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MLB Career Stats 10 30 5.40 96 48 0 330.0 209 1.44
  • Status: Released


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May 29, 2015 at 9:13 PM ET

Paxton to DL with strained tendon in finger

Left-hander James Paxton was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Friday due to a strained tendon in the middle finger of his pitching hand, an injury sustained during Thursday night's 5-3 loss to the Indians.

December 19, 2014 at 10:25 AM ET

Mariners sign Lowe, 2 others to Minor League deals

Right-handed reliever Mark Lowe, who began his career with parts of five seasons in Seattle, said he's happy to come full circle as he's returning to the Mariners on a Minor League deal with an invitation to Major League camp. Lowe is one of three players with Major League experience who have signed Minor League deals with camp invites, the club announced Thursday. The others are right-handed pitcher Justin Germano and infielder Carlos Rivero.


Justin Germano Awards

MiLB.com Moment of the Year

Year Team League
2011 Columbus INT

MiLB.com Triple-A Best Single-Game Performer

Year Team League
2011 Columbus INT

INT Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2012 Pawtucket INT

INT Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
08/01/2011 Columbus INT

PCL Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
07/24/2005 Portland PCL
07/28/2014 Round Rock PCL

Justin Germano Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
July 1, 2015 Tacoma Rainiers released RHP Justin Germano.
December 7, 2014 RHP Justin Germano assigned to Tacoma Rainiers.
December 4, 2014 Seattle Mariners signed free agent RHP Justin Germano to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
October 9, 2014 RHP Justin Germano elected free agency.
August 31, 2014 Justin Germano roster status changed by Albuquerque Isotopes.
August 15, 2014 Texas Rangers traded RHP Justin Germano to Los Angeles Dodgers for Future Considerations.
August 15, 2014 RHP Justin Germano assigned to Albuquerque Isotopes.
May 16, 2014 Texas Rangers sent RHP Justin Germano outright to Round Rock Express.
May 14, 2014 Texas Rangers designated RHP Justin Germano for assignment.
May 8, 2014 Texas Rangers selected the contract of RHP Justin Germano from Round Rock Express.
March 30, 2014 RHP Justin Germano assigned to Round Rock Express.
December 18, 2013 Texas Rangers signed free agent RHP Justin Germano to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
December 18, 2013 RHP Justin Germano roster status changed by Texas Rangers.
October 1, 2013 RHP Justin Germano elected free agency.
May 4, 2013 Toronto Blue Jays sent RHP Justin Germano outright to Buffalo Bisons.
May 3, 2013 Toronto Blue Jays designated Justin Germano for assignment.
April 27, 2013 Toronto Blue Jays selected the contract of RHP Justin Germano from Buffalo Bisons.
November 9, 2012 Toronto Blue Jays signed free agent RHP Justin Germano to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
October 30, 2012 RHP Justin Germano elected free agency.
October 26, 2012 Chicago Cubs sent Justin Germano outright to Iowa Cubs.
July 19, 2012 Boston Red Sox traded RHP Justin Germano to Chicago Cubs.
July 13, 2012 Boston Red Sox designated Justin Germano for assignment.
July 4, 2012 Boston Red Sox selected the contract of RHP Justin Germano from Pawtucket Red Sox.
April 5, 2012 Justin Germano assigned to Pawtucket Red Sox.
January 9, 2012 Boston Red Sox signed free agent RHP Justin Germano to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
August 5, 2011 Columbus Clippers released RHP Justin Germano.
May 24, 2011 Cleveland Indians sent RHP Justin Germano outright to Columbus Clippers.
May 19, 2011 Cleveland Indians designated Justin Germano for assignment.
March 30, 2011 Cleveland Indians selected the contract of Justin Germano from Columbus Clippers.
December 31, 2010 Cleveland Indians invited non-roster RHP Justin Germano to spring training.
December 23, 2010 Cleveland Indians sent Justin Germano outright to Columbus Clippers.
July 30, 2010 Cleveland Indians selected the contract of Justin Germano from Columbus Clippers.
May 20, 2010 Justin Germano assigned to Columbus Clippers from Akron Aeros.
April 21, 2010 Justin Germano assigned to Akron Aeros from Cleveland Indians.
April 20, 2010 RHP Justin Germano assigned to Cleveland Indians.

Justin William Germano Bio Info

Justin Willima Germano... Graduated from Claremont (CA) High School... Married with one child... Broke Mark McGwire's Claremont, California Little League record for most home runs in a season.


Signed with Toronto as a non-roster player on November 20 and spent the year primarily at Buffalo (AAA)…
saw action in one game with the Jays during his lone big league stint from April 27-May 2, as he was selected on April 27, designated for assignment on May 3, and outrighted to Buffalo on May 4…finished Jays' 10-1 loss on May 1 vs. BOS (2.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R-ER) after not pitching for 8 days, allowing a HR to Mike Carp and RBI single to Daniel Nava.

2012 Allowed two or fewer runs in three of his first four starts for the Cubs, going 2-1 with a 4.03 ERA (10 ER/22.1 IP) from July 30-Aug. 15...Surrendered two or fewer walks in all but one of his Major League starts...Recorded his first win as a Cub, July 30 vs. the Pirates... Was his first Major League start since a 6-5 loss to the White Sox, Oct. 3, 2010, with CLE...Began the year with Triple-A Pawtucket in Boston's system... Had a 1.69 ERA (8 ER/42.2 IP) and was 4-1 in six June games (five starts) before his promotion...Promoted to the Red Sox, July 4, and threw 5.2 shutout innings of relief, July 7 vs. the Yankees...Designated for assignment on July 13 and later traded to the Chicago Cubs on July 19. 2011 Split the season between the Indians organization and Korea...Made the Indians Opening Day roster after entering Spring Training as a non-roster invitee...Pitched in 9 games for the Tribe in relief, including 6 scoreless appearances...Went 5 straight appearances without a run allowed from 4/8-28 (6.0 IP)...Designated for assignment on 5/19 and outrighted to Triple-A Columbus on 5/24...Remained with the Clippers until his 8/5 release...Went 1-2 with a 4.22 ERA (23 ER/49.0 IP) and 39 strikeouts compared to just 4 walks for Columbus in 16 games, including 6 starts...Among hurlers with at least 45.0 IP with Columbus, led the squad in WHIP (1.10) and ground out-to-air out ratio (1.51)...Tossed the 1st 9.0-inning perfect game in Clippers history on 7/26 at Syracuse, the only no-hitter at the Triple- A level in 2011...Threw 95 pitches (69 strikes) in the 3-0 win...Was named International League Pitcher of the Week for 7/25-31...Finished year with Samsung of the Korean Baseball Organization and went 5-1 with a 2.78 ERA (14 ER/45.1 IP). 2010 Spent the last 2 months with Cleveland and was very effective out of the Indians bullpen after his July 30th promotion and started the last game of the regular season...Signed as a minor league free agent on March 24 after spending the 2009 season in Japan. ...Began the season at AA Akron where he went 2-1 w/a 2.79 ERA in 7 games/1GS (19.1IP, 17H, 6ER, 16K, .239AVG) before being promoted to AAA Columbus on May 19...Went 3-2-1 w/a 3.38 ERA in 17 games/6GS with Columbus (53.1IP, 49H, 20ER, 37K, .241AVG) and combined between Akron and 5-3-1 w/a 3.22 ERA in 24 games (7GS, 72.2IP, 55H, 26ER, 53K)...ERA in relief at Triple-A was 2.45 (11G, 22.0IP, 19H, 6R/ER) and RHH batters hit .198 (20-101) off him with a .548 OPS and batters hit .171 (7-41) with RISP. ...Promoted to Cleveland on July 30 when Mitch Talbot went on the DL and spent the remainder of the season with the Indians...Did not allow an earned run in his first 11 relief outings with Cleveland from July 30-August 27, a span of 16.2 innings (3H, 2R/0ER, 4BB, 18K, .155AVG)...Suffered only blown save of the season on Sept. 1 vs. CWS (0.1IP, 1H, 2R/ER, HR to Konerko)...17 of his 22 relief appearances with Cleveland were scoreless. ...Season-high 3.0IP, 0H, 0R, 4K 9/15 vs. LA Angels...From Sept 5-29 he allowed 5ER in 14.2IP (3.07ERA) and yielded just 7 hits 51 AB (.137AVG)...Started the last game of the season on October 3 at Chicago-AL (L, 2.0IP, 7H,5R/ER) after a rain-out earlier in the week necessitated a spot starter...First start since May of 2008 in the big leagues while with SD. ...Was 14th in the AL among relievers with batting average w/RISP (.150, 3-for-20)...Lead-off batters hit .156 (5-32) off him...As a reliever his ERA was 2.16 in 22 games (33.1IP, 20H, 8ER, 27K, .169AVG)...LH hitters had a .606 OPS off him...Big league hitters hit .206 (27-131) off him, including a mark of .200 (14-70) by RH hitters...Inherited Runners: 10IR/2 scored (20.0%)...Outrighted off 40-man roster on 12/23. 2009 Spent the season with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of the NBP's Pacific League, his only season in Japan...Went 5-4 with a 4.38 ERA (37 ER/76.0 IP) in 14 games, including 13 starts...Walked just 10 batters and struck out 42. 2008 Split time between San Diego and the club's Triple-A affiliate in Portland...Opened season in Padres rotation, going 0-3 with a 6.35 ERA (24 ER/34.0 IP) in 6 starts...Had a 1.35 ERA (3 ER/20.0 IP) over his 1st 3 starts, including back-to-back outings without an earned run in his 1st 2 starts of the year...Joined the bullpen on 5/9 and made 6 relief appearances from 5/9-21, posting a 4.66 ERA (5 ER/9.2 IP) in that role...Held opponents scoreless in his 1st 4 relief appearances (5.1 IP)...Was designated for assignment on 5/22 and outrighted to Triple-A Portland on 5/27, where he spent the rest of the season serving mostly as a starter...Allowed 1 run in 5.0 innings during the opening game of MLB's China Series, an exhibition against LAD on 3/15 at Wukesong Stadium in Beijing. 2007 SUMMARY: Claimed off outright waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies on 3/19...appeared in 26 games, making 23 starts for the Padres...finished 7-10 with a 4.46 ERA (66 ER/133.1 IP), 40 walks and 78 strikeouts...the Padres combined to score 12 runs while he was in the game in his 10 losses, compared to 29 runs in his seven wins...finished the year in the bullpen, making three relief appearances over the final two weeks of the season...posted a 3.44 ERA (13 ER/34.0 IP) in six starts 8/5-9/2, allowing three earned runs or fewer in each outing...allowed a home run to Kazuo Matsui at Coors Field 9/7, the first home run he had allowed in seven starts since giving up two, 7/31...dropped four consecutive decisions over seven starts, 7/20-8/23, before beating Arizona at home, 8/28...the win over Arizona was his first at PETCO Park since 5/26, having gone 0-5 with a 6.81 ERA (28 ER/37.0 IP) in his previous seven home starts...won his first five decisions in his first seven starts after having his contract purchased from Triple-A Portland, 5/7...moved into the starting rotation for an injured Clay Hensley.

FOR STARTERS: Began the season 5-0 in his first seven starts with the Padres (5/8-6/14)...posted a 2.36 ERA (11 ER/42.0 IP) with 17 strikeouts...held opponents to a .224 average...allowed three or fewer runs in six of those seven starts, including three outings of 6.0 or more innings in which he did not surrender an earned run (5/13 vs. STL, 5/20 at SEA, 6/14 at TB).

TANGLED WEBB: Went 2-1 with a 3.63 ERA (7 ER/17.1 IP) in three starts vs. the Diamondbacks...matched up against 2006 Cy Young Award winner Brandon Webb in each of those starts...worked 6.1 scoreless innings 7/15 at ARI in the first of those contests.

WITH THE BEAVERS: Went 4-0 with a 1.69 ERA (6 ER/32.0 IP) in five starts with Triple-A Portland prior to having his contract purchased by the Padres...fanned 20 with only three walks...held opponents to a .197 average (23-for-227). 2006 Began the season with Louisville (AAA)...Allowed 2 ER or less in 10 of his 19 starts...Issued only 4 BB in his first 5 starts (29.1 IP)...Went 5-0, 2.55 ERA (15 ER, 53.0 IP) in his final 8 starts...Allowed only 1 HR in his final 7 starts (47.0 IP)...Traded to the Phillies on 7/31 and assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)...Allowed 1 ER or less in 4 of his 6 starts with Scranton and pitched at least 5.0 innings in all of them. 2005 Germano was acquired in the July 23 trade that sent Joe Randa to the Padres. Began the season with the Padres' Class AAA Portland affiliate and went 7-6, 3.70 in 19 starts before he was traded to the Reds on 7/23...was assigned to Class AAA Louisville...won 6 of his last 7 decisions for Portland...at the time of the trade ranked among the PCL pitching leaders in strikeouts (100, 3rd) and ERA (3.70, 9th)...in his final start for Portland, on 7/19, threw a 4-hit complete game in a 2-0 victory vs Sacramento and was named Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week...made his last 8 starts of the season for the Bats and went 3-2, 4.01 with 5 quality starts. 2004 2004 SUMMARY: Started the season with Double-A Mobile where he posted a 2-1 record with a 2.51 ERA (9 ER/32.1 IP) over five starts... in his last two starts at Mobile allowed just one earned run in 14.1 innings (0.63 ERA)... earned a promotion to Triple-A Portland where he spent the majority of the season... made his first start with the Beavers May 6 tossing 6.0 innings allowing one run... made two more starts with the Beavers before being recalled by the Padres on May 18... started three games for the Padres going 1-1 with a 6.59 ERA (10 ER/13.2 IP) before being optioned back to Portland June 7... stayed at Portland making a total of 20 starts going 9-5 with a 3.38 ERA before rejoining the Padres in September.

BIG LEAGUER: Made his Major League debut May 22 at Philadelphia and earned the victory having tossed 5.0 innings... made his fourth start for the Padres in his second stint with the club September 9 at Colorado, lasted 4.0 innings allowing four runs but was not figured in the decision... made a total of seven appearances (five starts) posting a 1-2 record with a 8.86 ERA... the Padres went 2-3 in his five starts.

WITH THE BEAVERS: Made 20 starts for the Beavers earning nine wins, second most on the club (Brian Sweeney, 11)... tossed a total of 122.2 innings also ranking second on the Beavers staff (Sweeney, 138.2)... won six consecutive decisions from July 15-August 16, including tossing back-to-back complete game shutouts July 15 and 20... during the span he posted a 2.13 ERA (12 ER/50.2 IP).

AWARDS AND HONORS: Earned Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week honors in back-to-back weeks from July 15-July 25... earned the first title July 15-18 after tossing the Beavers first-ever complete-game shutout, a 6-0 victory over Las Vegas... during the period from July 19-25 he posted his second consecutive complete-game shutout in Portland's 10-0 victory over Tacoma on July 20... he took a 23.0-inning scoreless streak into his next start on July 25, and picked up his third victory in a row by allowing two runs on five hits in 8.0 innings of work in a 6-4 victory at Salt Lake... for the week, he went 2-0 with a 1.06 ERA (2 ER /17.0 IP)... his 3.38 ERA with the Beavers ranked third in the PCL, while his two shutouts tied for first. 2003 Split the season between Single-A Lake Elsinore and Double-A Mobile...finished with an 11-10 record and a 4.27 ERA (80 ER/168.2 IP) in 28 games (all starts) between both stops...began the season with the Storm, going 9-5 with a 4.23 ERA in 19 starts...had back-to-back games with nine strikeouts June 26 vs. High Desert and July 2 at Rancho Cucamonga...transferred to Double-A Mobile on July 16 and was with the BayBears for the remainder of the season...struck out eight in his first game July 18 vs. Chattanooga...tossed a complete game three-hitter August 19 vs. Huntsville...was added to the Padres' 40-man roster following the season on November 19. 2002 2002: Was named San Diego's Minor League Pitcher of the Year after combining for a 14-5 record and a 2.94 ERA in 27 starts between Single-A Fort Wayne and Single-A Lake Elsinore...led Padre minor leaguers in wins while ranking third in ERA and strikeouts (137)...led Midwest League starters in walks per nine innings (0.98)...went a perfect 5-0 with a 2.65 ERA (16 ER/54.1 IP) over an eight-start span May 11-June 23... capped the streak by fanning a season-high 10 batters in 8.0 innings June 23 vs. Peoria...was named to the Midwest League mid-season All-Star team...won his final three starts with the Wizards July 30-August 10 to earn a promotion to the Storm August 13...limited California League opponents to a .174 batting average (12-for-69) in his season-ending three-game stint with Lake Elsinore. 2001 the season with Single-A Fort Wayne and Single-A Eugene, going 8-11 with a 4.16 ERA in 26 starts...led the Northwest League with two complete games...paced the Wizards with six wins, a 3.49 ERA and 74 strikeouts...gave up just one earned run over 8.0 innings but still suffered a 4-2 loss in his first career complete game July 19 at Boise...struck out a season-high nine batters in 6.1 innings August 10 vs. Everett...picked up his second complete game after scattering one run and five hits over 7.0 innings for a 5-1 win August 26 vs. Vancouver. 2000 Career Highs Strikeouts: 5, 5/22/04 at Phi; Walks: 5, 5/27/04 at Col; IP Signed his first professional contract on 6/13...was ranked by Baseball America as the 17th-best prospect in the Arizona Rookie League...earned 5 of his team's 17 victories...ranked among the league leaders in strikeouts (67, 3rd), victories (5, T3rd) and innings pitched (66.2, 4th)...averaged 9.12 strikeouts per game.