Chris Archer is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has previously played in MLB for the Tampa Bay Rays and Pittsburgh Pirates.
In the fifth round of the Major League Baseball draft in 2006, Archer was selected by the Cleveland Indians.
After signing, he made the transition to the Gulf Coast Indians’ Rookie team. Additionally, he pitched in one game for the Rookie-level Burlington Indians of the Appalachian League.
Archer continued his tenure with the Gulf Coast Indians as the 2007 season got underway. In 2008, Archer started 27 games for the Lake County Captains, who played in the Class A South Atlantic League. He finished the year with a record of 4–8 wins and 8 losses.
On December 31, 2008, Archer was one of three players sent to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for Mark DeRosa. The other two players were John Gaub and Jeff Stevens.
During the 2009 season, Archer pitched for the Peoria Chiefs of the Class A Midwest League. He had a record of 6–4 with a 2.81 ERA, 119 strikeouts (which ranked seventh in the league), and 109 innings pitched. He also led the league with 66 walks and did not allow any home runs. Archer did not allow any home runs.
Chris Archer Parents: Meet Donna Archer and Ron Archer
Professional baseball pitcher Chris Archer was born to his parents Donna Archer (mother) and Ron Archer (father).
Sonya Clark, who is Archer’s biological mother, is of the Caucasian race. Darryl Magnum, who is his biological father, is of African-American descent. Sonya is a mother to two other children, however, their father is not the same.
Donna and Ron Archer, Archer’s maternal grandparents, took him in as an infant and reared him as their own. He was two years old when they adopted him.