Thursday, September 8, 2011

2002 UD Piece of History Phenom - #120 Cliff Bartosh

Cliff Bartosh was a left-handed pitcher who played for the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs. He was originally selected by the Padres in the 1998 Baseball Draft.

His debut was on May 15, 2004 for the Indians. During 2004, Bartosh played in 34 games for the Indians. He posted a record of 1-0 with and ERA of 4.66 during 2004. He only logged 19 1/3 innings of work as he generally was brought in to face only one or two batters.

He was traded to the Cubs in 2005 for Ronald (Bear) Bay. The Cubs were looking for one more lefty for the bullpen with this trade. Bartosh proved not to be the answer for the Cubs as he posted an 0-2 record with a 5.49 ERA. After appearing in 19 games, Bartosh was sent to the AAA Iowa club and did not play in the majors after June 18, 2005.

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