Friday, January 16, 2009

Jason Boyd

This post is not about the actor that played Piers Polkiss in the Harry Potter Movies or the lead singer of the band Audiovent. It's about a guy from St. Clair, Illinois who made it to the major league. He may be what many people consider a common, but he made it a lot farther than thousands of other people.

Jason Boyd was drafted in the 8th round of the 1994 draft by the Phillies and his major league debut 5 years later. He was chosen in the 1997 expansion draft by the Diamondbacks with the 23rd pick. In 1999 he was traded to the Pirates with Paul Weichard for Tony Womack. He made his major league debut September 10, 1999 against the St. Louis Cardinals. In March of 2000 he was picked off the waiver wire by the Brewers. 2 days later the Brewers put him on the waiver wire where he was plucked off the wire by the Philies. In 2001 he signed as a free agent with the Padres, where he went 1-0 in 23 games before being released after that one season. He then signed as a free agent with the Red Sox, Indians and was picked off waivers by the Pirates. He signed as a free agent with the Rangers in 2005 although the never pitched for them. He played five seasons with four different teams in the majors. I got the card off of ebay.

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