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Blake William Beavan

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Pitcher Blake Beavan was the US ace in the 2006 World Junior Championship, going 2-1 with a 0.00 ERA. In the quarterfinals, he struck out 11 Cubans in a shutout win.

Beavan was selected by the Texas Rangers in the first round of the 2007 amateur draft. He was signed by scout Jay Eddings for $1,497,500 and made his pro debut the following year with the Clinton LumberKings.

On July 9, 2010: Traded by the Rangers with Matthew Lawson, Josh Lueke and Justin Smoak to the Seattle Mariners for Cliff Lee, Mark Lowe and cash.

He made his major league debut with the Seattle Mariners on July 3, 2011; he was called up to replace the injured Erik Bedard. Facing the San Diego Padres, he pitched 7 innings, surrendered three hits, two walks and one earned run while striking out four batters. Earning the win, he became the first Mariner pitcher to win his major league debut since Travis Blackley in 2004 and the first M's pitcher to pitch at least seven innings in his debut since Jim Converse in 1993.

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