Dane Anthony Dunning is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Texas Rangers in the United States. In 2020, he made his Major League Baseball debut with the Chicago White Sox.
Dunning attended the University of Florida after graduating from Clay High School in Green Cove Springs, Florida, where he played college baseball for the Florida Gators.
Dunning pitched in 17 games as a freshman, accumulating a 4.50 ERA.
Dunning began starting more games in his sophomore season, as opposed to the relief position he had his rookie season, and finished with a 4.03 ERA in 16 appearances, 14 of which were starts.
Dunning returned to his first year’s primary reliever position as a junior. Dunning had a 2.29 ERA in 33 appearances, only five of which were starts.
Dunning tossed 15.1 innings in the 2016 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament, allowing only one run.
He was picked in the first round of the 2016 MLB draft by the Washington Nationals after his junior year.
He pitched for the Gulf Coast League Nationals and the Auburn Doubledays during his first professional season, posting a combined 3–2 win-loss record and a 2.02 earned run average (ERA) in eight games for both teams.
The Nationals sold Dunning, Reynaldo López, and Lucas Giolito to the Chicago White Sox on December 7, 2016, in exchange for Adam Eaton.
The White Sox assigned Dunning to the Kannapolis Intimidators for the 2017 season, where he pitched to a 0.35 ERA in 26 innings.
After suffering a ruptured ulnar collateral ligament, Dunning underwent Tommy John surgery on March 18, 2019. James Andrews was the surgeon who operated on him.
Dunning did not play in the 2019 season. Following the 2019 season, Dunning was added to the White Sox 40–man roster.
On August 19, 2020, Dunning was promoted to the active roster and made his MLB debut, striking out seven batters in 413 innings while defeating the Detroit Tigers 5–3.
Who Is Dane Dunning’s Girlfriend?
Dan Dunning is married to his long-term girlfriend Rachel Dunning.