Jake Cousins (born July 14, 1994) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers. The Washington Nationals selected him in the 20th round of the 2017 MLB draft.
The Milwaukee Brewers bought Cousins’ contract from Schaumburg on July 17, 2019.
Cousins was sent to the Arizona League Brewers Blue after signing with the Brewers, before being promoted to the Class A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.
Cousins went 3-0 with a 1.91 ERA in 14 games between the AZL Brewers and Wisconsin, striking out 39 batters in 28.1 innings.
After the Brewers granted him permission to return to independent baseball, he joined with the Chicago Dogs of the American Association of Professional Baseball on July 19, 2020.
Cousins pitched in 15 games for Chicago and had a 3.38 ERA. After eight appearances with the Double-A Biloxi Shuckers, he was promoted to the Triple-A Nashville Sounds.
Cousins was selected to the 40-man roster and promoted to the major leagues for the first time on June 21, 2021. Prior to his promotion, Cousins had a 2.55 ERA in 16 games between Biloxi and Nashville.
On that day, he made his MLB debut against the Arizona Diamondbacks, tossing two shutout innings of relief. In the game, he struck out Diamondbacks catcher Stephen Vogt for his first career strikeout, one of five on the night.
Cousins earned his first career victory on July 7 against the New York Mets after pitching a scoreless inning in relief. Cousins did not give up an earned run until his 18th start.
Who Is Jake Cousins Girlfriend?
Jake Cousins does not have a girlfriend rather, he is married to his high school sweetheart Kelsey Ridderhoff on December 16, 2017, in Beach Park, Illinois. The duo has since been together as a married couple.