Logan French Kensing...Is a 2001 graduate of Boerne (TX) High School, where he earned four letters in baseball...Posted a 27-10 record in his four years of high school ball and led his club to four district championships...Went 9-3 as a pitcher and hit .390 as a senior...Also earned three letters as an All-District receiver in football...Attended Texas A&M University and went 3-2 with two saves and a 2.50 ERA in 21 games during his freshman season in 2002...Went 7-5 with one save and a 3.83 ERA in 20 games (10 starts) as a sophomore.
Spent most of the season with AAA Colorado Springs after signing a minor league contract…was 2-5 with 15 saves and a 3.05 ERA (15 ER, 44.1 IP) with 41 strikeouts in 44 relief appearances…selected to Major League roster June 16 and appeared in one game (June 19 at TOR)…designated for assignment on June 21 and outrighted to the minors on June 23…posted a 1.88 ERA (6 ER, 28.2 IP) in 27 games before the All-Star break and a 5.17 ERA (9 ER, 15.2 IP) in final 17 relief outings with Colorado Springs.
Made three stops in the Pirates organization from Single-A up to AAA…compiled a 3-1 record with a 3.97 ERA (17 ER, 34.0 IP) and one save over a combined 27 relief appearances…began the season with Bradenton of the Florida State League and gave up one earned run in 5.1 innings pitched in four games…went 2-0 in 12 games for the Altoona Curve and picked up a save…finished the season with the Indianapolis Indians, his third stop of the year.
Began season with the Bridgeport Bluefish of the independent Atlantic League and went 0-0 with a 1.59 ERA (11.1ip/7h/4r/2er/4bb/16so) in nine relief appearances...Signed a minor league contract with the Yankees on 6/29 and was assigned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre...Posted a 1.98 ERA (13.2ip/3er) in his first 10 games thru 7/25...Won lone game in second outing on 7/2 at Pawtucket...Picked
up a save in three straight appearances from 7/4-9...Retired the three batters he faced and earned final save on 8/1 vs. Lehigh Valley...Struck out season-high four batters while pitching 1.1 innings on 8/13 at Syracuse, but also gave up a pair of home runs and suffered lone loss with Scranton.
Injured - Did Not Play.
Pitched in 26 games with Washington after tenure with FLA ended after 6 April appearances...desingated for assignment
by the Marlins, April 26...was acquired by the Nationals in exchange for minor league RHP Kyle Gunderson on April 28...enjoyed 3 stints with Washington.
Worked 1-2-3 11th to secure first save of '09, 2nd of career, in a 6-4 win, Oct. 3 at
In Minor Leagues:
Went 2-1 with 17 saves and a 2.97 ERA in 31 appearances with Syracuse of the Triple-A International
League...despite pitching in only 31 games, led the Washington chain in saves and games finished (27)...
successfully converted 17 of 18 save opportunities (94%)...posted a 5.8/1 strikeout-to-walk ratio (35 K/6 BB) in the IL
and a .224 batting average against in the IL.
Member of Opening Day roster for first time in career...3 wins matched career high (also 2007)...set career highs with 48 games, 55.1 innings and 55 strikeouts...posted stingy .208 batting average against when facing left-handed hitters...from July 9-August 10, pitched in 13 games for Albuquerque of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League.
Notched career-high three wins, going 3-0 with 1.35 ERA in nine games ... made season debut September 2 vs. Philadelphia, returning to club after having "Tommy John" ligament-replacement surgery on right elbow August 31, 2006 ... September 2 outing marked first ML action since 8/6/06 vs. Los Angeles-NL ... allowed runs in just two of nine outings, and stranded all five inherited runners ... Earned first win of season (second of career) September 15 at Colorado with 2.0 scoreless innings of relief ... picked up wins in each
of final two outings, September 26 vs. Chicago-NL and September 30 at New York-NL ... Recalled from Albuquerque on September 1 ... began season on 15-day DL, and was transferred to 60-day DL on April 25 ... reinstated from DL and returned from rehab August 8, then was optioned to Albuquerque ... Went 0-1 with 4.02 ERA in 15 games in minors with GCL Marlins, Jupiter (A), Carolina (AA) and Albuquerque (AAA) ... was 0-1 with
4.00 ERA in eight games, after he was reinstated from 60-day DL and optioned to Triple-A on August 8 ... stints with GCL Marlins, Jupiter and Carolina were on rehab.
Went 1-3 with one save and 4.54 ERA in 37 games with Marlins, after he was recalled from Albuquerque (AAA) on May 10...went on 15-day DL on August 8 with right elbow strain and missed remainder of season...was transferred to 60-day DL on September 5...had "Tommy John" ligament-replacement surgery on his right elbow on August 31, performed by Dr. James Andrews...Established career highs in wins (1), saves (1), games (37), innings (37.2) and strikeouts (45)...notched first Major League win on May
23 vs. Chicago (NL), striking out two in 1.0 inning...earned first Major League save on June 2 at Colorado, holding the Rockies scoreless
and hitless with four strikeouts in 2.0 innings...converted just one of seven save opportunities during the season...charged with
first ML blown save on May 17 at Atlanta, when he allowed one earned run in 2.0 innings...charged with second blown save on May 20 at Tampa Bay, yielding two earned runs in 0.2 innings...went 0-2 with four blown saves and 6.32 ERA in 14 games in July...Began season with Albuquerque, going 1-1 with two saves and 3.00 ERA in 13 games...recorded 18 strikeouts and walked just five
batters in 18.0 innings.
Began season with Carolina (AA), appearing in seven games before being recalled to Florida on May 20... Was 4-1, 3.18 in seven starts with Carolina at time of recall... Made three appearances with Florida before going on the Disabled List for the remainder of the season with right elbow neuritis.
Made five appearances with the Marlins, including three starts, and went 0-3 with a 9.88 ERA, allowing 15 runs on 19 hits (9 BB, 7 SO) in 13.2 innings (.345 BAA)...Was selected from Class A Jupiter on September 7, made his Major League debut in a starting role in game two of a September 10 DH at Chicago (NL) and allowed five runs on eight hits in 2.0 innings in the loss...was the second Marlins pitcher to debut in 2004, joining LHP Franklyn Gracesqui...was also the second pitcher promoted from Class A to the Majors in 2004, joining Philadelphia RHP Elizardo Ramirez (from Class A Sarasota)...Went 0-3 with a 12.66 ERA in three starts with the Marlins... walked nine and fanned four through 10.2 innings allowing a .364 BAA and five home runs while starting...tossed three scoreless innings in the bullpen...Went 6-7 with a 2.96 ERA in 23 starts at Class A Jupiter...struck out 100 and walked 35 in 127.2 innings pitched while allowing 120 hits and a .257 BAA...finished the season 4-3 with a 1.56 ERA (13 ER in 75.0 IP) over his final 13 starts with the Hammerheads.
Split the season between Jamestown (A) and Greensboro (A) during first professional season... made first appearance of season on July 1 with Jamestown, and went 2-4 with a 5.73 ERA in eight games (six starts) with Jammers...final six appearances with Jamestown were as starter, going 1-4 with a 7.09 ERA... went 0-2 with a 4.50 ERA in four
starts with Greensboro.