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Robert James Livingston

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Pitcher Bobby Livingston was selected by the Seattle Mariners in the fourth round of the 2001 amateur draft. He was signed by scout Kyle Van Hook and made his pro debut the next summer with the Everett Aqua Sox and went 6-5 with a 3.02 ERA in 15 appearances. In 2003, he played for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and was 15-7 with a 2.73 ERA in 26 starts, making the Midwest League All-Star team and setting a club record for wins. With the Inland Empire 66ers the following year, he went 12-6 with a 3.57 ERA and 141 strikeouts and was a California League All-Star.

Livingston began 2005 with the San Antonio Missions, going 8-4 with a 2.86 ERA in 18 starts before being promoted in July to the Tacoma Rainiers, with whom he was 6-2 with a 4.70 ERA in 10 starts. He spent most of 2006 back with the Rainiers and was 8-1 with a 4.59 ERA in 23 outings. He also appeared in 3 games for the Mariners in April and May, giving up 10 earned runs in 5 innings.

Following the 2006 season, Livingston was claimed off waivers by the Cincinnati Reds. He spent most of the 2007 campaign with the Louisville Bats, for whom he was 3-4 with a 3.80 ERA in 18 games. He was also called up by the Reds for three stints in the big leagues and made 10 big league starts on the mound, going 3-3 with a 5.27 ERA. On July 16th against the Atlanta Braves, he went 4 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored, and over the season, he hit a respectable .280.

Following shoulder surgery in September 2007, Livingston began the 2008 campaign on the disabled list.

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