Carl Fleming Edwards Jr. is an American professional baseball pitcher who currently plays for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball.
He was born on September 3, 1991, in the United States. He began his professional baseball career with the Toronto Blue Jays and went on to play for the Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners, and Atlanta Braves in Major League Baseball.
While playing at minor levels, Edwards was also known by the nickname “C.J.” (which stood for “Carl Jr.”), a moniker that Joe Maddon continued to use while the two were playing with the Cubs.
The combination of Edwards’ powerful arm and his slender physique (6′ 3″, 170 lbs) led to the coining of the nickname “The String Bean Slinger,” which he now uses for the back of his personalized jersey during the annual Players Weekend.
Edwards has adopted the nickname for the back of his personalized jersey. During the 2011 Major League Baseball draft, the Texas Rangers selected Edwards in the 48th round among available players.
Before the start of the 2014 season, Baseball America rated him as the 28th top prospect in the game heading into that year. His first game in the Major Leagues was on September 7, 2015, and it was a contest against the St. Louis Cardinals.
When he took the mound for the club in Game 7 of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2017, he made history by being the first African-American to pitch for the team in a World Series game.
Who Is Carl Edwards Jr.’s Dad, Carl Edwards Sr.?
Carl Edwards Sr. is the father of the Edwards family and Carl Edwards Jr. On the other hand, not too much is known about him.