Birth date 22 Nov 1974 (45 years)
Nationality United States United States
Position Pitcher
Team history
Minnesota Twins 2004 - present
San Francisco Giants 1999 - 2003

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.

He also spent a few seasons splitting time between the majors and the minors before having a breakout season as a relief pitcher in 2003.

Joe was traded to the Minnesota Twins in 2004, along with Boof Bonser and Francisco Liriano, and has been their closing pitcher ever since.

PersonalJoe and his wife Lisa (Lemoncelli) have a son Cole, born in 2004.

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