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Travis James Stanton

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T.J. Stanton was a 27th round pick of the Atlanta Braves in 2002 but did not sign. In 2004, he signed with the independent Winnipeg Goldeyes, going 5-5 with a 4.72 ERA. He then signed with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He split 2005 between the Cedar Rapids Kernels (4-4, 4 Sv, 4.62 in 35 G, .322 opponent average) and AZL Angels (0 R in 1 2/3 IP). Back in the indy leagues, he pitched in 2006 for the St. Paul Saints (5-7, 5.90), New Jersey Jackals (0-1, 6.75) and Les Capitales de Québec (1-0, Sv, 1 R in 9 IP). He spent 2007 with Les Capitales, going 5-7 with 6 saves and a 5.30 ERA but striking out 60 in 52 2/3 IP. In 2008, he went 6-4 with a 3.90 ERA for Québec.

Stanton signed with the Rouen Huskies for 2009. In his debut, he struck out 12 and allowed one run in six innings in a win over the Templiers de Sénart. He played for Rouen in the 2009 European Cup. He left France rather quickly, appearing for the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks in the Northern League starting in June 2009. With Fargo that year, he went 4-0 with 2.25 ERA in 44 IP. He was also 1-1 with a 7.20 ERA in 2 starts for the Sussex Skyhawks that year.

Again playing for Fargo in 2010, he went 4-5 with a 4.17 ERA over 90.2 innings pitched. He was released by the club in January 2011 and signed with Les Capitales de Quebec for that season. He was 3-1 with 15 saves and a 3.57 ERA in 32 appearances. He tied Jake Hale and Jeff Gogal for second in the Canadian-American Association in saves, 7 behind Adrian Martin. In 2012, again with Quebec, he was 3-2 with 18 saves and a 1.73 ERA in 34 appearances. He was third in saves behind Jorge Vasquez and Martin. Vazquez beat him out for the nod as All-Star reliever.

Stanton was pitching coach of Les Capitales in 2013. He made a single appearance on the mound and didn't allow a run in an inning of work.

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"A giant with a heart of gold and a rubber arm, that would be the best description of T.J. Stanton, a righthanded pitcher with a fearsome fastball." Mario Morissette, sportswriter for MédiaMatinQuébec [1]

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