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Dustin Hermanson : biography

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Dustin Michael Hermanson (born December 21, 1972) is an American former right-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball.

After being selected out of Kent State in the 1st round of the amateur draft by, and playing for, the San Diego Padres, he moved around the majors, playing for the Montreal Expos, St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Red Sox, San Francisco Giants, and Chicago White Sox. He served as the closer for the White Sox during most of their 2005 championship season, saving 34 games before being replaced by rookie Bobby Jenks in late September when he injured his back. Hermanson had a 2.04 ERA at the time of his injury.

On October 30, 2006, the White Sox declined a 2007 option for $3.65 million on Hermanson. He received a $500,000 payout.

He signed a minor league deal with a spring training invitation with the Reds on March 1, 2007, but was released on April 1.

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