Eric Junge

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Biographical Information[edit]

The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Eric Junge out of Bucknell University in the 11th round of the 1999 amateur draft. Junge played professionally from 1999-2012. This included two partial years in the major leagues with the Philadelphia Phillies (2002-2003) where he appeared in 10 games with a perfect record of 2-0 and an ERA of 2.21. He returned to the minors and played mostly at AAA through the 2007 season.

Junge then moved to Asia for a few years. He was 0-1 with a 6.97 ERA in 11 games for the 2008 Orix Buffaloes. He went 1-7 with a 7.04 ERA for the Hanwha Eagles in 2009. He signed with his third Asian league in 2010, joining the Sinon Bulls in May to replace Lindsay Gulin. He had a poor debut on May 9th with 4 runs allowed in 2 1/3 innings.

Junge returned to the U.S. during the 2010 season and joined the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim organization for the remainder of that year and 2011. He split his final season between the Atlanta Braves and Colorado Rockies organizations.

Junge became an advance scout for the San Diego Padres in 2013-2014. He was then a roving pitching instructor in 2015-2017 and minor league pitching coordinator in the Padres chain from 2018-2021. Junge took on the added role of pitching coach for the El Paso Chihuahuas in 2021. He replaced Edwin Rodríguez as El Paso's manager in mid-August, then managed the Lake Elsinore Storm in 2022.

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