Ryan Glynn

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Ryan David Glynn

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A fourth-round pick of the Texas Rangers in the 1995 amateur draft, Ryan Glynn made his major league debut with the Rangers in 1999. He went 2-4 with a 7.24 ERA in 10 starts, and from there on, he did not pitch much better for Texas. In three seasons with the Rangers, Glynn was 8-16 with an ERA of over 6.00 and often walked more people than he struck out. After not pitching in the majors in 2002 and 2003, he returned to the major league level and in 6 appearances (2 starts), he went 1-0 with a 4.05 ERA with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2004.

After another tough major league season in 2005 with the Oakland Athletics (4-5 [3 starts], 6.88), Glynn was signed by the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan's Pacific League. Given a consistent role at last (as a starter), the Portsmouth, Virginia product put forth his first solid season as a professional, going 7-7 for the 2nd-year expansion team, with a 3.96 ERA. He was signed in the 2007 season by the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters. The 2007 season was Glynn's best as a professional, as he was named the interleague MVP. He was 5-0 with a 1.01 ERA during the interleague tournament. He went 9-8 with a 2.21 ERA, pitching behind an offense that was the worst in Japan in 2007. In 2008, Glynn was victimized again by the Fighters' lack of offense and was bothered by injuries as he went 7-14 with a 3.64 ERA.

With his two-year contract up with Nippon Ham, Glynn was a free agent and even though he expressed a desire to return to the Fighters, but the team would not re-sign him. Instead, Glynn ended up with the Central League's Yokohama BayStars.

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