Monday, December 29, 2008
Doug Bochtler has been in the organizations of three different expansion teams. He was drafted by the Expos in the 9th round of the 1989 amateur draft. In 1992 he was drafted by the Rockies with the 32nd pick of the expansion draft. In 1993 he was traded along with Andy Ashby to the Padres for Bruce Hurst and one of the Greg Harris'. In 1995 he made his debut with the Padres against the Giants. He played three seasons with the Padres going 9-14 with 6 saves, 159 strikeouts in 171.3 innings all in 151 games. In 1997 he was traded to the A's with Jose Velandia for David Newhan and Don Wengert. In March of 1998 he was purchased by the Tigers from Oakland, in October he was selected off waivers by the Dodgers from Detroit. In April of '99 he signed as a free agent with Toronto and in May the Dodgers purchased him from the Jays. And in December of 1999 he signed as a free agent with the Royals, where he pitched in six games, before calling it a career. I guess that makes four expansion teams, Padres, Expos and Royals were all in the 1969 expansion and the Rockies in the 1992 expansion. I got the card off of ebay.