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Nick Blackburn

MLB Player information
NameNick Blackburn
PositionStarting pitcher
Place of birthAda, Oklahoma
BatsRight
ThrowsRight
MLB debutSeptember 3, 2007 for the Minnesota Twins
Career statistics
Win-Loss39-46
Earned run average4.50
Strikeouts346
Teams
*Minnesota Twins (2007-present)

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Robert Nicholas Blackburn (born February 24, 1982 in Ada, Oklahoma) is a Major League Baseball pitcher in the Minnesota Twins system. He graduated from Del City High School in Del City, Oklahoma. He attended Seminole State College. The 6-4, 227 pound right-hander was originally drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 34th round of the 2000 amateur entry draft. The Minnesota Twins then drafted him in the 29th round of the 2001 amateur entry draft. The Minnesota Twins signed him on May 21, 2002. From 2002 to 2007, he pitched 6 seasons for the Minnesota Twins minor league system. In 138 minor league appearances, he pitched 702 innings, posting 40-40 record with 434 strikeouts and a 3.68 ERA. His best season in the minors came in 2007, and after the season Baseball America ranked him as the Twins' No. 1 prospect. Since 2008 Blackburn has pitched for the major league Minnesota Twins.


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