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Gary Wayne Majewski
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 215 lb.
- High School St. Pius X High School
- Debut August 26, 2004
- Final Game July 20, 2010
- Born February 26, 1980 in Houston, TX USA
 Biographical Information
Pitcher Gary Majewski was a major league pitcher from 2004 to 2010.
A Houston, TX boy, he was born there and went to St. Pius X High School there. He was drafted out of high school by the Chicago White Sox in the second round of the 1998 amateur draft when he was 18. He was signed by scout Paul Provas and made his pro debut the next summer.
He made his pro debut with the Bristol White Sox, where he went 7-1 with a 3.05 ERA. He was up for a couple games with the Burlington Bees of the Single A Midwest League that season, and the following year, 2000, he went 6-7 with a 3.07 ERA there. He came up for 6 games with the Winston-Salem Warthogs, where he pitched 9 games the following year. Between the two stints he had a record of 6-6. He also pitched for the Vero Beach Dodgers in 2001, going 4-5 in 23 games.
He was converted to a reliever in 2002 with the Birmingham Barons. At the end of that year, he was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the minor league draft, but he was returned to the Sox before the next season. That year, he was promoted to the AAA Charlotte Knights. Majewski was the Knights closer in 2004 before being traded in midseason to the Montreal Expos. About a month after the trade, he was called up by the Expos, appeared in 16 games, and earned his first big league save.
Shortly after the trade between the Nationals and the Reds, Majewski became the subject of controversy as it was revealed, after the trade, that he had received cortisone shots to relieve soreness in his pitching arm. The Reds filed an official grievance with the Commissioner's office involving this incident, claiming they had been sent damaged goods, although the trade was allowed to stand.