Chase De Jong

Position: RHP
Born: 12/29/93
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 205
B/T: L/R
Acquired: Acquired via trade from the Dodgers March 1, 2016, for RHP Aneurys Zabala and SS Drew Jackson (SEA). Originally drafted in the second round of the 2012 MLB First-Year-Player Draft (TOR)

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
2016 Season Stats: Went 15-5 with a 2.82 ERA in 26 games between Tulsa (Double-A) and Oklahoma City (Triple-A), with two complete games including one shutout, striking out 133 and walking 40 while allowing 112 hits in 147 innings, limiting opposing batters to a .210 average.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Tacoma April 3 when LHP Dillon Overton was placed on the paternity list.
MLB Debut Date: 04/05/17

Debut Details
April 5, in a 5-3, 13-inning loss to the Astros. The last of nine pitchers on the night for the Mariners, he took the loss, giving up three runs, all earned, in two-thirds of an inning, allowing two hits and walking one. After the Mariners took a 3-2 lead in the top of the 13th, De Jong came on for reliever and RHP Nick Vincent to start the bottom of the 13th. The last man left in the Mariners' bullpen, he retired the first batter he faced, Yulieski Gurriel, on a grounder back to the mound before walking Evan Gattis on four pitches. After Josh Reddick popped out to second base, Norichika Aoki singled to left to put two men on with two outs. De Jong got two strikes on batter George Springer before Springer lofted a home run that barely made it into the first row of seats in left-center field to end the game.

Player Notes
In the first roster move after Opening Day rosters were finalized, De Jong was recalled from Tacoma (Triple-A) to fill in for papa-to-be Dillon Overton, giving him little time to get used to his new - albeit temporary- surroundings in the great northwest. Originally drafted by the Blue Jays in the second round of 2012 out of Wilson High School in Long Beach, De Jong had been dealt to the Dodgers on July 2, 2015, along with 2B Tim Locastro for three international bonus slots and was ranked by Baseball America as the Dodgers' No. 25 prospect before the spring training deal. Armed with a fastball in the low 90s and a curveball as well, he also sneaks a changeup, slider and cutter into his mix. While none are really "out" pitches, they give him a varied enough repertoire to keep batters on their toes.

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