Josh Stinson

Josh Stinson
Stinson with the Baltimore Orioles
Born: (1988-03-14) March 14, 1988
Shreveport, Louisiana
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 2, 2011, for the New York Mets
Last appearance
June 13, 2014, for the Baltimore Orioles
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 0–2
Earned run average 4.47
Strikeouts 29
KBO statistics
Win–loss record 11-10
Earned run average 4.96
Strikeouts 93

Joshua Randall Stinson (born March 14, 1988) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers and Baltimore Orioles.


Prior to playing professionally, Stinson attended Northwood High School in Shreveport, Louisiana.

New York Mets

He was drafted by the New York Mets in the 37th round of the 2006 MLB draft and began his professional career that season.

He split 2006 between the GCL Mets and the Hagerstown Suns, going a combined 1–3 with a 1.79 ERA in 12 games (seven starts). In 2007, he pitched for the Savannah Sand Gnats and went 3–11 with a 4.86 ERA in 26 games (21 starts). With the Sand Gnats and St. Lucie Mets in 2008, Stinson posted a record of 3–8 with a 3.96 ERA in 28 games (eight starts). In 2009, he pitched for the Sand Gnats and St. Lucie Mets and went 5–3 with a 2.86 ERA in 50 games (only one start). He pitched for the Binghamton Mets and the Buffalo Bisons in 2010, going 11–5 with a 3.90 ERA in 36 games (18 starts).[1]

Stinson made his major league debut on September 2, 2011 for the Mets against the Washington Nationals. He pitched 1 23 innings, giving up two hits and no runs. He also drew a walk in his first plate appearance.

Milwaukee Brewers

The Mets waived Stinson at the end of 2012 spring training, and he was claimed by the Milwaukee Brewers.[2] He spent the 2012 season with Milwaukee's Double-A affiliate Huntsville Stars.

Oakland Athletics

Stinson was claimed off waivers by the Oakland Athletics on March 29, 2013.[3]

Baltimore Orioles

On April 4, 2013, the Baltimore Orioles claimed Stinson off waivers, and optioned him to the Triple-A Norfolk Tides.[4] He was recalled from the Class A Frederick Keys on April 24 to start against the Toronto Blue Jays.[5] He was optioned to Norfolk after the game.[6]

Stinson was recalled from Norfolk by the Orioles on August 17, 2013,[7] and optioned back to Norfolk on August 19.[8] He was recalled again on September 3 after the major league rosters expanded.[9]

Stinson was outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk on May 1, 2014.[10] He was added to the roster again on June 9.[11] He was designated for assignment on June 17.[12] Stinson elected free agency in October 2014.[13]

Kia Tigers

Stinson signed a minor league deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates on October 23, 2014[14] but on December 29, 2014 he signed a one-year deal with the Kia Tigers of Korea Baseball Organization.[15]


  1. BR Minors
  2. "Brewers make moves to finalize 40-man roster". April 4, 2012. Retrieved March 2, 2015.
  3. "A's claim RHPs Danny Otero and Josh Stinson off waivers". March 29, 2013. Retrieved March 2, 2015.
  4. "Orioles claim RHP Josh Stinson off waivers". April 4, 2013. Retrieved March 2, 2015.
  5. "Stinson to start for Orioles on Wednesday". April 23, 2013. Retrieved April 24, 2013.
  6. "Bundy has Monday appointment with Dr. Andrews (Stinson optioned)". April 24, 2013. Retrieved April 24, 2013.
  7. Ghiroli, Brittany (August 17, 2013). "Stinson recalled, fills spot left by Urrutia". Retrieved March 2, 2015.
  8. Ghiroli, Brittany (August 19, 2013). "O's recall infielder Valencia from Norfolk". Retrieved March 2, 2015.
  9. "Orioles recall four players". September 3, 2013. Retrieved March 3, 2015.
  10. Standig, Benjamin (May 1, 2014). "Orioles add left-hander Patton to roster". Retrieved March 2, 2015.
  11. Ghiroli, Brittany; Wilson, David (June 9, 2014). "Stinson called up, Barch optioned". Retrieved March 2, 2015.
  12. Encina, Eduardo A. (June 17, 2014). "After successful surgery, Matt Wieters to begin rehab 'right away'". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved March 2, 2015.
  13. Eddy, Matt (October 6, 2014). "Minor League Transactions: Sept. 26-Oct. 2". Baseball America. Retrieved March 3, 2015.
  14. Nowak, Joey (October 23, 2014). "Pirates ink righty Stinson to Minor League deal". Retrieved March 2, 2015.
  15. "Kia Tigers acquire ex-MLB pitcher Josh Stinson". GlobalPost. Yonhap News Agency. December 29, 2014. Retrieved March 2, 2015.
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