Ian Clarkin
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Seattle Mariners
Born: (1995-02-14) February 14, 1995 (age 27)
San Diego, California
Bats: Left
Throws: Left

Ian Richard Clarkin (born February 14, 1995) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Seattle Mariners organization. He was drafted by the New York Yankees with the 33rd overall pick in the 2013 Major League Baseball draft.


New York Yankees

Clarkin was drafted by the New York Yankees 33rd overall in the 2013 MLB Draft out of James Madison High School in San Diego, California. On June 17, 2013, the Yankees signed him with a slot-money deal worth $1,650,100.[1] He made his professional debut that season with the GCL Yankees where he pitched to a 10.80 ERA in five innings. In 2014, he played for the Charleston RiverDogs where he pitched to a 3–3 record and 3.21 ERA in 16 games (15 starts) along with playing one game for the Tampa Yankees at the end of the season. He missed the entire 2015 season due to an elbow injury.[2] He returned in 2016 and pitched for Tampa, posting a 6–9 record, 3.31 ERA, and 1.33 WHIP in 18 games started. Clarkin began 2017 back with Tampa.

Chicago White Sox

Clarkin was traded on July 18, 2017 along with Tyler Clippard and Blake Rutherford in exchange for Todd Frazier, David Robertson, and Tommy Kahnle.[3] Chicago assigned him to the Winston-Salem Dash and he finished the season there. In 18 games (17 starts) between Tampa and Winston-Salem, he was 4–5 with a 2.60 ERA.[4]

The White Sox added him to their 40-man roster after the 2017 season.[5] He pitched the majority of the 2018 season with the Double-A Birmingham Barons, making 18 appearances (10 starts) and finishing with a 4–5 record and 5.64 ERA over 68.2 innings pitched.

Chicago Cubs

After the 2018 season, the White Sox designated Clarkin for assignment, and he was claimed off waivers by the Chicago Cubs on November 20.[6] On November 26, he was claimed back off waivers by the White Sox.[7] The White Sox designated Clarkin for assignment again on January 8, 2019, and the Cubs claimed him on January 16.[8] He appeared in 10 games for the Double-A Tennessee Smokies, posting a 0–0 record and 3.38 ERA before he was released on June 21, 2019.

San Diego Padres

On March 4, 2020, Clarkin signed a minor league deal with the San Diego Padres. He was released by the organization on May 27, 2020.

Team Texas

In July 2020, Clarkin signed on to play for Team Texas of the Constellation Energy League (a makeshift 4-team independent league created as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic) for the 2020 season.[9]

Colorado Rockies

On November 24, 2020, Clarkin signed a minor league contract with the Colorado Rockies organization. He split the 2021 season between the Double-A Hartford Yard Goats and the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes, struggling immensely to a 3-7 record and 7.86 ERA with 32 strikeouts in 68.2 innings pitched. He elected free agency on November 7, 2021.

Seattle Mariners

On February 3, 2023, Clarkin signed a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners organization after not playing in 2022.[10]


  1. ^ "Yankees Reach Agreement With 1st-Round Pick Ian Clarkin". CBS New York. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  2. ^ "Yankees' Ian Clarkin: Rebounding after year lost to injury". CBS Sports. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  3. ^ "Newly acquired Blake Rutherford and Ian Clarkin change focus to climbing White Sox ranks - Chicago Tribune".
  4. ^ "Ian Clarkin Stats, Highlights, Bio – MiLB.com Stats – The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  5. ^ "White Sox add Eloy Jimenez to 40-man roster - Chicago Sun-Times".
  6. ^ "White Sox pitching prospect Ian Clarkin goes to Cubs on waivers". NBCSports.com. November 20, 2018. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  7. ^ "White Sox claim Ian Clarkin off waivers from Cubs — 6 days after Cubs acquire him from Sox". Chicago Tribune. November 26, 2018. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  8. ^ "Ian Clarkin returns to the Cubs for a 2nd time on waiver claim from the White Sox". Chicago Tribune.
  9. ^ Dunsmore, Ryan (July 9, 2020). "Skeeters set rosters for summer league". Fort Bend Herald. Retrieved August 29, 2020.
  10. ^ "Mariners' Ian Clarkin: Agrees to MiLB deal". cbssports.com. Retrieved 2023-02-04.