J. B. Wendelken

J. B. Wendelken
Oakland Athletics
Born: (1993-03-24) March 24, 1993
Savannah, Georgia
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 8, 2016, for the Oakland Athletics
MLB statistics
(through July 27, 2016)
Win–loss record 0–0
Earned run average 19.29
Strikeouts 2
Medal record
Men's baseball
Representing  United States
2015 WBSC Premier12
2015 Tokyo Team

Jeffrey Benjamin Wendelken (born March 24, 1993) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball (MLB).


Wendelken was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 13th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball draft out of Middle Georgia College. On July 30, 2013, he was acquired by the Chicago White Sox in a trade that had Wendelken, Avisail García, Frankie Montas, and Cleuluis Rondon going to the White Sox, Jake Peavy and Brayan Villarreal going to the Red Sox, and José Iglesias going to the Detroit Tigers.[1] The White Sox added him to their 40-man roster after the 2015 season.[2]

On December 9, 2015, Wendelken was traded to the Oakland Athletics, along with Zachary Erwin, for infielder Brett Lawrie.[3] He was assigned to the Triple-A Nashville Sounds to begin the 2016 season. On May 8, 2016, he was recalled by the Athletics and made his major league debut that night.[4]


  1. "Jake Peavy to Boston Red Sox in 3-team deal involving Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 15, 2016.
  2. "White Sox add Brandon Brennan to 40-man roster". Chicago White Sox. Retrieved January 15, 2016.
  3. Merkin, Scott (December 9, 2015). "White Sox acquire Lawrie from A's". MLB.com. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
  4. Lee, Jane (May 8, 2016). "A's option Hahn, call up Wendelken". MLB.com. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
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