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Position: P      Born: Nov 4, 1982      Bats: Left      Throws: Left

A native of Melbourne, Australia, Travis Blackley's nickname could well be "Suitcase".

Blackley was signed by the Seattle Mariners as an amateur free agent in 2000. He pitched in their minor league system, with the occasional cup of coffee with the MLB club, until 2007 when the Mariners traded him to the Giants. After he was given a brief tryout there, he was granted free agency.

After that, Blackley pitched in the minor league systems of Philadelphia, Arizona, the Mets, and Oakland. In 2011 he split time between the Korean and Australian leagues, then had second stints in Giants' and A's systems.

A 2013 trade landed him in Houston, where he posted a 1-1 record with a 4.89 ERA in 42 appearances.

Houston traded him to the Rangers for a PTBNL and cash, and they in turn cut him loose after Spring Training 2014. Since then he has played in Japan, and as of this writing he plays in the minors for the Miami Marlins.

For his four partial MLB seasons, Blackley posted a 9-9 record with a 5.23 ERA.