Josh Spence

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  • B/T: L/L
  • 6' 2"/195

Josh Spence MLB Career Stats

0-3 3.15 40.0 41 1.28

Josh Spence Bio

  • Full Name: Joshua Patrick William Spence
  • Born: 1/22/1988 in Grovedale, Victoria, Australia
  • Draft: 2010, San Diego Padres, 9th rd. (274th overall)
  • College: Arizona State
  • Debut: June 24, 2011
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MLB Career Stats 0 3 3.15 51 0 0 40.0 41 1.28


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Team Date Transaction
May 20, 2014 New Orleans Zephyrs released LHP Josh Spence.
April 1, 2014 LHP Josh Spence assigned to New Orleans Zephyrs.
December 29, 2013 Miami Marlins signed free agent LHP Josh Spence to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
August 3, 2013 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders released LHP Josh Spence.
January 31, 2013 Josh Spence assigned to New York Yankees.
December 18, 2012 New York Yankees sent LHP Josh Spence outright to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
December 14, 2012 New York Yankees designated Josh Spence for assignment.
November 6, 2012 New York Yankees claimed LHP Josh Spence off waivers from San Diego Padres.
November 2, 2012 San Diego Padres designated Josh Spence for assignment.
October 4, 2012 San Diego Padres recalled LHP Josh Spence from Tucson Padres.
August 27, 2012 San Diego Padres optioned Josh Spence to Tucson Padres.
August 24, 2012 San Diego Padres recalled Josh Spence from Tucson Padres.
July 12, 2012 Josh Spence roster status changed by Tucson Padres.
June 24, 2012 Tucson Padres placed LHP Josh Spence on the 7-day disabled list. Strained left shoulder.
May 14, 2012 San Diego Padres optioned LHP Josh Spence to Tucson Padres.
April 8, 2012 San Diego Padres recalled Josh Spence from Tucson Padres.
March 16, 2012 San Diego Padres optioned Josh Spence to Tucson Padres.
June 21, 2011 San Diego Padres selected the contract of Josh Spence from San Antonio Missions.
April 5, 2011 Josh Spence assigned to San Antonio Missions from Fort Wayne TinCaps.
March 20, 2011 LHP Josh Spence assigned to San Diego Padres.
August 2, 2010 Josh Spence assigned to Fort Wayne TinCaps from Eugene Emeralds.
July 25, 2010 Josh Spence assigned to Eugene Emeralds from AZL Padres.
July 21, 2010 Josh Spence assigned to AZL Padres from San Diego Padres.
July 19, 2010 San Diego Padres signed LHP Josh Spence.

Joshua Patrick William Spence Bio Info

Joshua Patrick William Spence...attended Central Arizona College before transferring to Arizona State Central Arizona, was a two-time Arizona Community College Athletic Conference Player of the Year and two-time All-American...also a two-time JUCO Rawlings Gold Glove recipient and member of 2008 NJCAA All-Star team...transferred to Arizona State in 2009 and was named National Newcomer of the Year by named Third Team All-American by Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball, and First Team All-Pac-10 Conference...attended St. Joseph's College in Newtown, Victoria, Australia (High School)...won Australia's Golden Arm Award in 2007...received the Leo Turner Award in 2005, given to best graduating athlete at St. Joseph's.


Spent most of season at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in the Yankees' organization, but was released on August 3 and did not sign with another team before end of season...Allowed just two earned runs over final 11 appearances for RailRiders, going 1-0 with one save and a 1.29 ERA (14.0 IP/2 ER)...Only save opportunity came on June 23 vs. Norwich...Had a season-high four strikeouts in 2.0 innings of work on July 21 vs. Louisville...Tossed season-high 3.1 innings on July 25 vs. Toledo, allowing two hits and striking out one batter in a 20-inning contest.


In 2012, spent most of season with Triple-A Tucson...Was 1-0, 0.50 (18.0/1) in four starts, and 3-2, 6.32 (31.1/22) in 27 relief appearances...Went 2-2, 6.87 (18.1/14) in 17 relief appearances before All-Star break, and 2-0, 2.61 (31.0/9) in 14 outings (four starts) after break...Opponents batted just .204 (10x49) against him with runners in scoring position, and just .043 (3x23) with RISP and two outs.

2011 Became the second player from the 2010 First-Year Player Draft to reach the Majors, having his contract selected from Double-A San Antonio on 6/21 (Chris Sale - CWS)...Made his Big League debut 6/24 vs. ATL, retiring the side in order to close out the game...Retired each of the first 11 batters he faced to begin his Big League career...retired the first batter he faced in each of his first 15 appearances...Allowed one run in his first 25 outings, posting a 0.42 ERA (1 ER/21.1 IP) and a .103 opponent average from 6/24-8/10...posted an 8.64 ERA (8 ER/8.1 IP) over his final 15 outings from 8/12-9/25...Struck out 9.4 batters per 9.0 IP and allowed a .140 opponent average on the season...Entered the season having the best changeup in the Padres organization according to Baseball America. 2010 Made 10 appearances (five starts) between the AZL Padres, Single-A Eugene and Single-A Fort Wayne after being selected in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft...Combined to go 2-2 with a 3.00 ERA (8 ER/24.0 IP) with 15.8 strikeouts per 9.0 IP.