Casey Daigle

Sean Casey Daigle (born April 4, 1981) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher.

Casey Daigle
Born: (1981-04-04) April 4, 1981
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 9, 2004, for the Arizona Diamondbacks
Last MLB appearance
July 18, 2010, for the Houston Astros
MLB statistics
Win–loss record3–4
Earned run average7.16

Professional career

Arizona Diamondbacks

Daigle made his major league debut in 2004, giving up five home runs in less than three innings. As of 2020, he is the only pitcher in Major League history to allow five or more home runs in his debut.[1] He started 10 games for the Diamondbacks in 2004. His ERA was at 7.16 with a strikeout to walk ratio of 17/27 in 49 innings.

In 2005, he was sent down to Double A where he pitched out of the bullpen for most of the season.

In 2006, Daigle pitched out of the bullpen in Triple-A Tucson, while appearing in 10 games with the Arizona Diamondbacks. During his time with the Sidewinders, Daigle starred on a TV show chronicling the life of a minor leaguer, along with Carlos Quentin, Chris Young, Bill Murphy, and Dustin Nippert.

Minnesota Twins

Daigle signed with the Minnesota Twins in December 2007.[2] He was released on August 25, 2008 after posting a record of 1-5 in 44 games. His ERA stood at 3.78 in 69 innings.

Texas Rangers

In December 2008, Daigle signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers.[3] He was released during spring training.

Houston Astros

In April 2009, Daigle signed a minor league contract with the Houston Astros.[4] He spent the whole season in AAA, appearing in 49 games. He was called up on June 1, 2010 for the first time since the 2006 season.[5]

He was designated for assignment on July 18, 2010.[6] He cleared waivers and stayed at AAA, finishing with a 4.91 ERA and 8 saves in 35 games.

San Francisco Giants

On January 14, 2011, Daigle signed a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants and pitched for AAA-affiliate Fresno Grizzlies. In his lone season in Fresno, he had a 5.97 ERA in 36 games.

Personal life

Daigle married softball pitcher Jennie Finch on January 15, 2005, at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California. They have three children, sons born in May 2006,[7] and June 2011[8] and a daughter in January 2013.[9]


  1. "Pitching Game Finder". Sports Reference. Retrieved 15 October 2020.
  2. "Jennie Finch's Husband Casey Daigle Signs with Twins |". Archived from the original on 2014-03-22. Retrieved 2014-03-22.
  3. "Rangers agree to deals with Turnbow, 2 others". 5 January 2009. Retrieved 24 June 2020.
  4. James. "Casey Daigle expected to sign". Astros County. Retrieved 24 June 2020.
  5. Fallas, Bernardo (1 June 2010). "Astros pitcher Chris Sampson goes on disabled list". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 24 June 2020.
  6. "Astros designate Daigle, bring up Majewski". July 18, 2010. Retrieved 24 June 2020.
  7. "Jennie Finch and Casey Daigle welcome a son". 6 May 2006. Retrieved 24 June 2020.
  8. "Softball Olympian Welcomes 2nd Son". HuffPost. 22 June 2011. Retrieved 24 June 2020.
  9. "U.S. softball star Jennie Finch welcomes third child". USA TODAY. 12 January 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2020.
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