Joseph Michael Nathan was born on November 22, 1974 in Houston, Texas. He is the closer for the Minnesota Twins.
Joe is 6 feet 4, weighs 220 pounds, and bats and throws right-handed.
‘High SchoolJoe attended Pine Bush High School in Pine Bush, New York, where he played basketball and baseball (shortstop), and ran track. He graduated in 1992.
CollegeJoe attended Stony Brook University, where he played shortstop.
Minor LeaguesThe San Francisco Giants drafted Joe in 1995, and converted him into a pitcher. He worked his way through the minor leagues, alternating between the starting rotation and the bullpen.