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Ryan Rowland-Smith

MLB Player information
NameRyan Rowland-Smith
Place of birthSydney, Australia
MLB debut30 June, 2007 for the Seattle Mariners
Career statistics
Win loss record12 17
Earned run average4.57
* Seattle Mariners (2007 2010)

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Ryan Benjamin Rowland-Smith (born 26 January 1983, in Sydney, Australia), is an Australian Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher who is currently in the Houston Astros organization. He is also an Australian Baseball League pitcher for the Sydney Blue Sox. Rowland-Smith pitched for Australia in the 2006 World Baseball Classic and in the 2004 Summer Olympics. He was rated the number eight prospect in the Mariners organization in 2008 by Baseball America.

He graduated from Newcastle High School in December 2000. Rowland-Smith was the first player from Newcastle to be signed to a professional contract, signing as a non-drafted free agent on 19 November 2000 by Mariners scout Barry Holland. He was the Newcastle Baseball Player of the Year as a 16 and 18-year-old.

Rowland-Smith has played most of his career in the Mariners' organization but he was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the Major League portion of the 2004 Rule 5 draft. He spent most of the 2004 spring training with the Twins before they returned him to Seattle.

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