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Kyle Edward Weiland (born September 12, 1986 in Albuquerque, New Mexico) is an American professional baseball pitcher with the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball.


Weiland attended Notre Dame University, where he played for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish baseball team. He was drafted by the Red Sox in the 3rd round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft.[1]

He made his Major League debut on July 10, 2011 against the Baltimore Orioles. He started and pitched 4+ innings, before being ejected for hitting Vladimir Guerrero with no outs in the 5th.[2] In his debut, he made several Red Sox firsts, namely: first New Mexico native to play with the Red Sox; first Red Sox player to wear #70 in a game and the first Red Sox player to be ejected in his first major league game. On December 14, 2011 he was traded to the Houston Astros along with Jed Lowrie for Mark Melancon[3]


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