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# James Houser -

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: P
: Sarasota, FL
/:  L/L
: 6-5
: 220 lbs

Houser begins his first season on Long Island. He comes to the Ducks after splitting time with the York Revolution and Camden Riversharks last season. He combined to go 5-1 with a 4.88 ERA and 55 strikeouts in 58 games (two starts). The southpaw reached the Major Leagues as a member of the Florida Marlins in 2010, pitching in relief against the Baltimore Orioles on June 24.

A native of Florida, he has played nine seasons of professional baseball. The 28-year-old won a career-high and California League-best 12 games for Visalia (A, Devil Rays) in 2006 and posted a miniscule 2.86 ERA two seasons later with Montgomery (AA, Devil Rays). He has a career record of 41-34 with a 4.04 ERA and 630 strikeouts in 211 games (129 starts). Houser was originally drafted by the Devil Rays in the second round of the 2003 amateur draft.