Scott Linebrink # - P

  • Age: 38
  • DOB: 1976/08/04
  • POB: Austin, TX
  • Height: 6-3 Weight: 220lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 12
  • Drafted by San Francisco in 1997 (2nd round).

Scouting Report

AssetsIs cool on the mound. Has a decent fastball that he uses to set up his off-speed stuff, including a good splitter. Displays consistency in relief.
FlawsTends to surrender too many hits, which can lead to trouble. Must also do a better job of keeping the ball down, since home runs often get the best of him.
Career potentialVeteran reliever.

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2012/06/08Released by the St. Louis Cardinals.
2012/06/08Missed 57 games (right shoulder injury).
2012/04/06Right shoulder injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to March 30th, 2012).
2012/03/29Contract purchased from Memphis (AAA).
2012/02/10Signed by the St. Louis Cardinals to a minor league contract.
2011/10/30Filed for free agency.
2011/08/14Missed 11 games (back injury).
2011/08/01Back injury, 15-day DL.
2010/12/03Acquired from the Chicago White Sox.
2008/09/01Missed 36 games (right shoulder inflammation).
2008/07/26Right shoulder inflammation, 15-day DL (retroactive to July 23rd, 2008).
2008/07/20Fatigue, day-to-day.
2007/11/23Signed as a free agent by the Chicago White Sox to a four-year contract.
2007/10/30Filed for free agency.
2007/08/04Missed 3 games (bereavement list).
2007/08/01Bereavement list, day-to-day.
2007/07/25Acquired from the San Diego Padres.
2005/01/14Re-signed by the San Diego Padres to a two-year contract.
2004/09/15Missed 5 games (back injury).
2004/09/13Back injury, day-to-day.
2004/03/02Re-signed by the San Diego Padres to a one-year contract.
2003/09/16Missed 1 game (right knee injury).
2003/09/15Right knee injury, day-to-day.
2003/05/29Claimed off waivers from the Houston Astros.
2003/05/24Designated for assignment by the Houston Astros.
2003/04/17Contract purchased from New Orleans (AAA).
2003/03/24Assigned by the Houston Astros to their minor league camp.
2003/01/31Invited to spring training by the Houston Astros.
2002/06/27Optioned to New Orleans (AAA).
2002/06/16Missed 19 games (strained right elbow).
2002/05/25Strained right elbow, 15-day DL (retroactive to May 20th, 2002).
2001/10/09Did not make the Houston Astros playoff roster.
2001/07/28Recalled from New Orleans (AAA).
2001/04/18Optioned to New Orleans (AAA).
2001/04/02Recalled from New Orleans (AAA).
2001/03/18Optioned by the Houston Astros to their minor league camp.


2012/02/10Signed by the St. Louis Cardinals to a minor league contract.
2010/12/03Chicago White Sox traded Scott Linebrink to the Atlanta Braves for Kyle Cofield.
2007/11/23Signed as a free agent by the Chicago White Sox to a 4-year contract.
2007/07/25San Diego Padres traded Scott Linebrink to the Milwaukee Brewers for Joe Thatcher, Will Inman and Steve Garrison.
2003/05/29Claimed off waivers by the San Diego Padres from the Houston Astros.
2000/07/30San Francisco Giants traded Scott Linebrink to the Houston Astros for Doug Henry.
1997/06/03Drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 2nd round in 1997.

Career Stats

2010Chicago WSAL5203200057.15931281117521.334.40
2009Chicago WSAL5703720056.0703429923551.664.66
2008Chicago WSAL5002210046.141201989401.083.69
2007San DiegoNL4403310045.0411919914251.223.80
2007Total SD/MilNL7105610070.16833291225501.323.71
2006San DiegoNL7307420075.2703130922681.223.57
2005San DiegoNL7308110073.2551715423701.061.83
2004San DiegoNL7307300084.0612220826831.042.14
2003San DiegoNL4302100060.2552219522511.272.82
2003Total Hou/SDNL5163200092.1913431834681.353.04
2003New OrleansAAA220200010.08331561.302.70
2002New OrleansAAA1301100015.0171110111161.876.00
2002Round RockAA22000002.02000212.000.00
2001New OrleansAAA5007680072.0522828424721.063.50
2000San FranciscoNL30000002.17331203.8611.57
2000Total SF/HouNL1100000012.018884862.176.00
2000New OrleansAAA1102010015.0154307221.471.80
2000Total Frn/NOAAA3973450077.06946391019711.144.56
1997San JoseA662100028.1291110210401.383.18


GP - games played
GS - games started
W - wins
L - losses
SV - saves
CG - complete games
SHO - shutouts
IP - innings pitched
H - hits
R - runs
ER - earned runs
HR - homeruns
BB - walks or base on balls
K - strikouts
WHIP - walks and hits per inning pitched
ERA - earned runs avverage

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