Brock Stewart

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Brock Allen Stewart

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Pitcher Brock Stewart began the 2016 season in Class A, pitching for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the California League, but by the end of June, he had made his major league debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers. In the meantime, he had also pitched in AA for the Tulsa Drillers and AAA with the Oklahoma City Dodgers. His record at the time of his call-up was 8-3, 1.47 in 14 starts; he took over in the starting rotation for an injured Clayton Kershaw. In his major league debut on June 29th, however, he gave up 5 runs in 5 innings and was charged with a 7-0 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers.

He collected the first save of his career on June 20, 2017, although it did not come in a particularly tense situation. He took over for starter Brandon McCarthy to start the 7th inning with the Dodgers holding a 12-0 lead against the New York Mets, and he proceeded to throw three hitless and scoreless innings to complete the combined shutout. It was his only decision in 17 appearances, including 4 starts, in which he put up an ERA of 3.41 in 34 1/3 innings. In 2018, he again spent most of the year in the minors, making just 9 appearances in the big leagues, 2 of them starts. He went 0-1, 6.11. It was more of the same in 2019, with 3 major league appearances resulting in an ERA of 18.00 over 4 innings. He was placed on waivers at the end of July and on July 31st, he was claimed by the Toronto Blue Jays, who had traded away a number of veteran pitchers at the trading deadline and were willing to give some pitchers an opportunity to show their mettle. His first outing for his new team came on August 7th, when he took over for opener Wilmer Font in the 3rd inning of a bullpen game against the Tampa Bay Rays. He pitched 4 scoreless innings and received credit for the 4-3 win, his first major league win since 2016. He picked up another win on August 12th in similar circumstances: Neil Ramirez pitched a perfect 1st inning as the opener against the Texas Rangers, and he followed with 5 1/3 innings. He gave up 3 solo homers in that span, but that was very little on a night when the Blue Jays scored 19 times to emerge as 19-4 winners. Overall, he was 4-0, but with an ERA of 8.31 in 10 outings for the Blue Jays.

Stewart's father, Jeff Stewart, has been a college coach and scout. His brother Luke Stewart also played pro ball.

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