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Josh Rupe MLB Career Stats

5-3 5.06 156.2 90 1.61

Josh Rupe Bio

  • Full Name: Joshua Matthew Rupe
  • Born: 8/18/1982 in Portsmouth, VA
  • Draft: 2002, Chicago White Sox, 3rd rd. (90th overall)
  • College: Louisburg College
  • Debut: September 16, 2005
  • Ret., Final Game: 5/5/2011
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MLB Career Stats 5 3 5.06 90 1 0 156.2 90 1.61


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TEX Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Frisco TEX

Josh Rupe Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
August 4, 2011 Norfolk Tides released RHP Josh Rupe.
May 12, 2011 Baltimore Orioles sent RHP Josh Rupe outright to Norfolk Tides.
May 10, 2011 Baltimore Orioles designated Josh Rupe for assignment.
March 30, 2011 Baltimore Orioles selected the contract of Josh Rupe from Norfolk Tides.
February 3, 2011 Baltimore Orioles invited non-roster RHP Josh Rupe to spring training.
November 29, 2010 Norfolk Tides signed free agent Josh Rupe.
October 5, 2010 RHP Josh Rupe elected free agency.
May 14, 2010 Kansas City Royals sent RHP Josh Rupe outright to Omaha Royals.
May 12, 2010 Kansas City Royals designated RHP Josh Rupe for assignment.
April 16, 2010 Kansas City Royals selected the contract of RHP Josh Rupe from Omaha Royals.
April 5, 2010 Josh Rupe assigned to Omaha Royals.
November 25, 2009 Kansas City Royals signed free agent RHP Josh Rupe to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 9, 2009 RHP Josh Rupe elected free agency.
June 10, 2009 RHP Josh Rupe assigned to Oklahoma City RedHawks from AZL Rangers.
June 8, 2009 Josh Rupe assigned to AZL Rangers from Oklahoma City RedHawks.
May 14, 2009 Josh Rupe assigned to Oklahoma City RedHawks from AZL Rangers.
April 28, 2009 Texas Rangers sent Josh Rupe outright to Oklahoma City RedHawks.
April 28, 2009 RHP Josh Rupe roster status changed by Texas Rangers.
April 18, 2009 Texas Rangers designated RHP Josh Rupe for assignment.

Joshua Matthew Rupe Bio Info

He and his wife, April, have a son, Tucker (11/1/06)...Selected by the Chicago White Sox in the 3rd round of the 2002 First Year Player Draft...Attended Louisburg (NC) Junior College in 2002. 2011 Made the club out of spring training after signing as a minor league free agent and coming in as a non-roster invitee...Pitched a scoreless 9th in his O's debut, April 3 @TB, a 5-1 win...Pitched 9.1 scoreless innings in his other 5 appearances, including a season-high 3.2 scoreless, May 5 @KC...Pitched to a 16.20 ERA (5.0IP, 9ER) in the four games in which he allowed runs...Designated for assignment, May 10...Spent the rest of the season with Triple-A Norfolk...Went 2-5 with a 7.07 ERA (42.0IP, 33ER) in 30 games with the Tides, May 13-August 1...Held righties to a .253 average (22-87) in Triple-A, while lefties hit .359 (28-78). 2010 Split the season between Kansas City and Triple-A Omaha...Appeared in 11 games for the Royals, pitching to a 1.35 ERA (6.2IP, ER) in his first six outings...Allowed 5 ER in his final five appearances for KC (3.0IP)...Went 2-4 with 10 saves and a 2.92 ERA (52.1IP, 17ER) in 40 relief appearances for Omaha...Pitched to a 2.37 ERA (30.1IP, 8ER) and allowed a .194 opponents average (21-108) in 18 home games...Held left-handed hitters to a .191 average (17-89) and .586 OPS 2009 Opened 2009 in the Rangers bullpen but after four relief appearances, was designated for assignment on April 18 and was outrighted to Oklahoma City (AAA) where he worked 24 times, including 14 starts. 2008 In 1st full major league season, tied for the major league lead with 89.1 relief innings, 2nd most for a Ranger in the last 21 seasons...ranked among staff leaders in appearances (5th, 46), overall innings (4th), walks (4th, 46), games finished (T5th, 10), hit batters (T2nd, 10), GDP induced (3rd, 20), and relief wins (T2nd, 3)... retired 29 of 46 1st batters faced (63.0%) and permitted 10 of 27 inherited runners to score...was 0-for-2 in save opportunities...opponents hit .284 (93-327) overall, with left-handers at .308 (49-159) and right-handers at .262 (44- 168)...held opponents to a .205 (8-39) average with runners in scoring position and 2 outs...allowed a run in 25 of his 46 appearances...posted a 6.00 ERA (10 ER/15.0 IP) in 5 April appearances...had a 2.12 ERA (7 ER/29.2 IP) over 15 outings in May and June, dropping his season mark to 3.43...issued 10 runs in 9.1 innings in his next 6 games, then worked 10.0 scoreless innings in his next 5 appearances from July 23-August 5, lowering his ERA from 4.50 to 3.80...had an 8.53 ERA (24 ER/25.1 IP) in his final 15 outings, permitting 10 runs in 7.1 frames in his last 4 games. 2007 Appeared in just 9 games all season due to injury...opened at Oklahoma (AAA), going 2-2, 4.62 in 7 starts...tossed at least 5.0 innings in each of 1st 6 starts for the RedHawks, including 6.0 shutout frames in win on April 15 vs. Memphis...left game on May 17 vs. Iowa after 2.0 innings with right elbow soreness...was placed on Oklahoma DL May 18 before being moved to Texas' 60-day DL June 16...had surgery to remove bone spurs from the elbow...made a pair of rehab starts with the Arizona Rangers (rookie), August 26 and 30, pitching 3.0 total innings...was scheduled to pitch in Arizona Fall League as part of his rehabilitation but was replaced by Scott Feldman. 2006 Was scored upon in only 2 of his last 10 outings and in just 4 of 16 overall appearances...had a 15 consecutive scoreless innings streak, tying Vicente Padilla for the longest by a Rangers pitcher this season...combined to go 1-1 with a 5.18 ERA with 2 saves and 7 strikeouts over 18 appearances for Frisco (AA) and Oklahoma (AAA) this season...was placed on the 15-day disabled list on March 31 with right elbow inflammation and transferred to the 60-day DL on April 21...Rangers brought him to the Majors on July 28...had an 0.98 ERA at home and a 7.59 ERA on the road in eight appearances each...opponents hit .206 off him at home and .404 on the road...left-handed hitters batted .225 off him, while right-handers hit .320. 2005 Made his major league debut with Texas in September, going 1-0 with a 2.79 ERA in 4 games/one start...split the rest of the season between Frisco (AA) and Oklahoma (AAA).

Texas: Recalled from Oklahoma on September 12...made major league debut as starting pitcher on September 16 vs. Seattle...was the 6th player to make their ML debut for the Rangers in 2005 and the 2nd to do so as a starting pitcher (also Edison Volquez)...allowed 2 runs on 6 hits in 5.0 innings to earn the win in his debut, becoming the first Texas pitcher to start and win in his major league debut since Justin Duchscherer in the first game of a doubleheader on July 25, 2001 vs. Baltimore...8 pitchers made their ML debuts in a start for the Rangers without earning a win during that span...made first relief appearance on September 21 at Anaheim, allowing one run in 1.2 innings...tossed 3.0 scoreless innings over final 2 relief outings: 2.0 IP on September 29 at Seattle and 1.0 IP on October 2 vs. Los Angeles of Anaheim...ranked by Baseball America as having the best slider among Rangers prospects following the season.

Minors: Went a combined 10-10, 5.22 (92 ER/158.2 IP) with 117 strikeouts in 28 games/27 starts for Frisco and Oklahoma in 2005...10 wins tied for 3rd-most among Texas minor leaguers...recorded 11 quality starts in 27 outings as a starter...set career-highs in wins (10), starts (27), innings pitched (158.2) and strikeouts (117).

Frisco: Started the season with the RoughRiders, going 4-3, 3.74 (27 ER/65.0 IP) with 55 strikeouts in 11 games/10 starts...was 2- 1, 1.24 (4 ER/29.1 IP) in 5 games/4 starts in April...recorded 29 strikeouts in 26.0 innings over his last 4 starts with Frisco, from May 16-31, including season-high 9 strikeout performance on May 26 vs. Springfield...tossed season-high 8.0 innings on April 19 at San Antonio...recorded quality starts in 5 of 10 starts...posted a 3.16 ERA (13 ER/37.0 IP) in 6 games/5 starts at home and 4.50 ERA (14 ER/28.0 IP) in 5 road games/starts...was named as a Texas League All-Star, but did not participate in the TL All-Star Game.

Oklahoma: Promoted to Oklahoma in early June and went 6-7, 6.25 (65 ER/95.2 IP) in 17 games/starts for the RedHawks...went 5- 2 with a 3.48 ERA (20 ER/51.2 IP) and 44 strikeouts over his last 7 regular season starts to lower his Oklahoma ERA from 9.64...earned win in Triple-A debut on June 6 vs. Albuquerque, allowing 5 runs in 6.0 innings...posted 9 strikeouts in 7.0 scoreless innings on August 19 at Memphis...did not allow an earned run in 5.2 innings on July 22 vs. Iowa to snap a 5-game losing skid...earned a win in his lone playoff start for the RedHawks, allowing just one run on 4 hits in 8.0 innings on September 9 at Nashville...has posted a 3-0 record and 1.80 ERA (4 ER/20.0 IP) in 3 postseason starts for Frisco and Oklahoma over the past 2 seasons. 2004 Josh missed over 2 months due to a strained muscle in his forearm, but combined to go 6-2, 2.82 (23 ER/73.1 IP) in 15 games/12 starts with Stockton (A), Spokane (A) and Frisco (AA)...was his first full season in the Texas organization since being acquired in a trade with Chicago (AL) on July 24, 2003...named Rangers' 9th-best prospect by Baseball America following the season.

Summary: Began year with Stockton in California League, tossing 4.0 shutout innings in his High-A debut on April 11 vs. Modesto...did not pitch again until June due to a strained muscle in his right forearm, sustained while lifting weights...joined Spokane in late June and made 4 rehab appearances for the Indians beginning on June 21...went 2-0, 1.50 (3 ER/18.0 IP) in 4 games/3 starts, never allowing more than one run in any appearance...Northwest League opponents hit just .209 as he recorded 19 strikeouts against just 3 walks...allowed one run in last 2 games and 10.0 innings...rejoined Stockton in mid-July and went 2-0, 1.88 (3 ER/14.1 IP) in 3 games/2 starts...recorded season-high 6 K's in final outing with Ports on July 21 at Visalia...did not allow a home run in any of his Cal League outings for the year as opponents batted .182 (12-66)...promoted to Frisco in late July and made his Double-A debut on July 28 at Arkansas, taking no decision while allowing 4 runs in 5.0 innings...went 2-2, 4.38 (18 ER/37.0 IP) in 7 games/6 starts with the RoughRiders...pitched at least 5.0 innings in 6 of 7 appearances...tossed season-high 6.2 innings, allowing just one unearned run, on Aug. 9 vs. Wichita...lone relief outing in Texas League came on Aug. 27 vs. Midland...TL opponents batted .277, .271 (13- 48) by lefties and .280 (28-100) by right-handers...went 1-1, 2.86 (7 ER/22.0 IP) in 4 games/3 starts in Frisco and 1-1, 6.60 (11 ER/15.0 IP) in 3 starts on the road.

Other Notes: Participated in Rangers' offseason mini-camp for pitchers in January. 2003 Split the season between Kannapolis (A) and Clinton (A) in the Chicago and Texas organizations, combining to go 9-6, 3.28 (34 ER/93.1 IP) with 6 saves in 32 appearances/12 starts...allowed one home run in 93.1 total innings, including none in 65.2 frames with Kannapolis...went 5-5, 3.02 (22 ER/65.2 IP) with 6 saves in 26 games/7 starts for Kannapolis...began year in bullpen at 2-2, 1.35 before moving to starting rotation in mid-June...was 3-2, 2.10 in final 6 starts...was acquired by Texas on July 24 and finished year at Clinton...made debut on July 26 at Battle Creek, earning win with 4.0 relief innings...went 4-0, 2.00 in 1st 5 games/4 starts with LumberKings. 2002 Made pro debut at Bristol (rookie)...averaged 9.6 strikeouts per 9 IP (40 K/37.2 IP) and had 28 K's over final 22.0 innings, including 5 on 3 occasions...posted a 2.25 ERA in 15 relief outings...was ranked by Baseball America as the 26th best prospect in the White Sox system.