On February 20, 1996, 26-year-old Clarke D. Schmidt, an American professional baseball pitcher with the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball, was born. (MLB). He debuted in Major League Baseball in 2020.
The New York Yankees selected Schmidt 16th overall in the first round of the 2017 MLB draft. On June 24, 2017, the Yankees signed Schmidt for a $2,184,300 signing bonus. He did not play in 2017 after signing because of the operation.
In 2018, he pitched for the GCL Yankees of the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League and the Staten Island Yankees of the Class A-Short Season New York-Penn League, going 0–3 with a 3.09 ERA in 23+13 innings.
The Yankees promoted Schmidt to the major leagues on September 4, 2020. He made his major league debut that day as a relief pitcher.
At the beginning of spring training for the 2021 season, Schmidt was shut down due to a common extensor strain in his right elbow and no ligament damage was shown in an MRI. On March 27, 2021, Schmidt was placed on the 60-day injured list.
On August 12, Schmidt was activated off of the injured list and optioned to the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. Schmidt made the Yankees Opening Day roster for the 2022 season. He earned his first major league win on April 19.