Butch Edge
Pitcher
Born: (1956-07-18) July 18, 1956 (age 65)
Houston, Texas
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 13, 1979, for the Toronto Blue Jays
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 1979, for the Toronto Blue Jays
MLB statistics
Win–loss record3-4
Earned run average5.23
Strikeouts19
Teams

Claude Lee Edge (born July 18, 1956) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball.

Career

Edge graduated from El Camino High School in Sacramento, California and was featured in Faces in the Crowd in the June 24, 1974 issue of Sports Illustrated.[1] He was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers as the sixth pick overall of the 1974 amateur draft. Edge was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1976 Major League Baseball expansion draft.

Edge played his only season in the Major Leagues in 1979, in which the 6'3" right-hander made nine starts for the Blue Jays. He pitched 5123 innings, won 3 games, lost 4, completed one game, gave up 60 hits, 30 earned runs (for a 5.23 earned run average), walked 24 batters, and struck out 19.

The Blue Jays released Edge prior to the start of the 1980 season. On April 10, he signed as a free agent with the Atlanta Braves. Edge spent two seasons with Atlanta's Triple-A affiliate, the Richmond Braves.

Before the 1982 season, Edge was traded from the Braves to the Chicago White Sox for Mike Colbern. Chicago then packaged Edge with Ross Baumgarten in a trade to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Vance Law and Ernie Camacho.

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