Stephen Kahn

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Stephen James Kahn

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Biographical information[edit]

Relief pitcher Stephen Kahn played in the minor leagues from 2005 to 2006, in 2009 and from 2011 to 2012. Though he never reached the major leagues, he did make the Seattle Mariners 40-man roster.

He was originally taken in the 8th round of the 2002 amateur draft by the Milwaukee Brewers out of high school, but did not sign. He was then drafted in the fifth round of the 2005 amateur draft and was signed by scouts Greg Whitworth, Dennis Gonsalves and Phil Pote.

In 2003 with Loyola Marymount University, he went 5-4 with a 4.98 ERA in 25 games. He was the West Coast Conference pitcher of the year in 2004. In 2005 with them, he went 5-6 with a 5.60 ERA in 17 games. He began his professional career in 2005, playing for the AZL Mariners (one game) and the Everett AquaSox (17 games), going 0-0 with a 0.00 for the AZL Mariners and 3-0 with a 3.93 ERA with the AquaSox. In 2006, he played for the Inland Empire 66ers and the San Antonio Missions. He made 20 appearances for the 66ers, going 2-0 with a 1.95 ERA. However, in 31 games for the Missions, he went 1-3 with a 6.23 ERA. He played for the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League. He played for the Cardenales de Lara in the 2007 Venezuelan Winter League.

He pitched a single game for the AZL Mariners in 2009 and had a 27.00 ERA in 1 inning of work. After not playing in 2010, he was 0-2 with a 5.76 ERA in 24 games for the High Desert Mavericks in 2011. The Mariners cut ties with him following that season and he latched on in independent baseball, going a combined 1-1 with a 5.87 ERA in 15 appearances split between the Laredo Lemurs and Winnipeg Goldeyes, both of the American Association, in 2012.

Overall, Kahn was 7-6 with a 5.10 ERA in 109 games over 5 professional seasons. He had 137 strikeouts in 155 1/3 innings of work.

He didn't play in the regular season minor leagues for two years as he damaged an ACL in 2007 and he damaged his other in 2008.