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'''Brian Alexander Stokes''' (born September 7, 1979 in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montclair,_California Montclair], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California California]) is an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States American] professional[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baseball baseball] player. A [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right-handed right-handed] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starting_pitcher starting pitcher], he currently plays for the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles_Angels_of_Anaheim Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim] of[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_League_Baseball Major League Baseball].
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'''Brian Alexander Stokes''' (born September 7, 1979 in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montclair,_California Montclair], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California California]) is an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States American] professional[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baseball baseball] player. A [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right-handed right-handed] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starting_pitcher starting pitcher], he currently plays for the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles_Angels_of_Anaheim Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim] of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_League_Baseball Major League Baseball].
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He was traded to the Angels for [[Gary Matthews Jr.]]
|==Contents==
 
[hide]*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Stokes#Early_life 1 Early life]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Stokes#Career 2 Career]
 
**[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Stokes#New_York_Mets 2.1 New York Mets]
 
**[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Stokes#Los_Angeles_Angels 2.2 Los Angeles Angels]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Stokes#References 3 References]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Stokes#External_links 4 External links]
 
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==[[http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Brian_Stokes&action=edit&section=1 edit]]Early life==
 
Stokes graduated [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jurupa_Valley_High_School Jurupa Valley High School] and played college ball at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riverside_Community_College Riverside Community College] in[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California California].
 
==[[http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Brian_Stokes&action=edit&section=2 edit]]Career==
 
On October 2, 1998, Stokes was first signed as an amateur [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_agent free agent] by the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tampa_Bay_Rays Tampa Bay Devil Rays]. He spent his first professional season with the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princeton_Devil_Rays Princeton Devil Rays] in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1999_in_baseball 1999]. While with Princeton, he led the[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appalachian_League Appalachian League] in games finished with 35. He pitched for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charleston_RiverDogs Charleston] (Single-A) in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2000_in_baseball 2000], allowing one[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_run home run] in 70.1 innings pitched. Stokes pitched his first [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complete_game complete game] at Mudville on June 23, 2001, but[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loss_(baseball) lost] the game. He played for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bakersfield_Blaze Bakersfield] during the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2002_in_baseball 2002] season, leading the team in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Win_(baseball) wins] (10) and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strikeout strikeouts](154). He threw his first professional [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shutout shutout] on July 14 against [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Jose_Giants San Jose]. Stokes started ten games for[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orlando_Rays Orlando] (Double-A) before undergoing [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_John_surgery Tommy John surgery] in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003_in_baseball 2003], resulting in his missing the entire [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_in_baseball 2004]season. In [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_in_baseball 2005], Stokes pitched for both [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visalia_Oaks Visalia] (Single-A) and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montgomery_Biscuits Montgomery] (Double-A). A [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamstring hamstring] injury sidelined him for the month of July. He was recalled from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durham_Bulls Durham] ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AAA_(baseball) Triple-A]) on September 2, 2005. Stokes made his major league debut on September 3, 2006. In 2007, Brian's 59 appearances were fourth among American League [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rookie rookies].<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-mlb20071128_0-0" style="line-height: 1em; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; ">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Stokes#cite_note-mlb20071128-0 [1]]</sup>=
 
===[[http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Brian_Stokes&action=edit&section=3 edit]]New York Mets===
 
On November 28, 2007, Stokes was sent from Tampa Bay to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Mets New York Mets] for cash considerations and was added to the Mets' 40-man roster.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-mlb20071128_0-1" style="line-height: 1em; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; ">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Stokes#cite_note-mlb20071128-0 [1]]</sup> During [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_training spring training] on the last day, he was [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Designated_for_assignment designated for assignment]. He started the season with the Mets Triple-A affiliate, the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Orleans_Zephyrs New Orleans Zephyrs]. He was called up to the Mets on August 9, 2008, to start in place of injured starting pitcher, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Maine John Maine].<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-1" style="line-height: 1em; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; ">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Stokes#cite_note-1 [2]]</sup>
 
===[[http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Brian_Stokes&action=edit&section=4 edit]]Los Angeles Angels===
 
On January 22, 2010, Stokes was traded to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles_Angels_of_Anaheim Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim] for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Matthews,_Jr. Gary Matthews, Jr.]<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-2" style="line-height: 1em; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; ">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Stokes#cite_note-2 [3]]</sup>
 

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Brian Alexander Stokes (born September 7, 1979 in Montclair, California) is an American professionalbaseball player. A right-handed starting pitcher, he currently plays for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of Major League Baseball.

He was traded to the Angels for Gary Matthews Jr.