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Born/Date of Birth: August 2, 1997
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Education: Royal Palm Beach Community High School
August 22, 2020, for the Cleveland Indians
MLB statistics (through August 22, 2020)
Win–loss record: 1–0
Earned run average: 1.50
Teams: Cleveland Indians (2020–present)
Triston Andrew McKenzie (born August 2, 1997) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball (MLB).
He was drafted by the Indians in Lottery Round A in the 2015 MLB draft out of Royal Palm Beach High School in Royal Palm Beach, Florida. McKenzie spent 2015, his first professional season, with the AZL Indians where he posted a 0.75 ERA in 12 innings pitched. McKenzie began 2016 with the Mahoning Valley Scrappers before being promoted to the Lake County Captains; he posted a combined 1.62 ERA with 104 strikeouts in 83.1 innings pitched between the two teams. In 2017, McKenzie played for the Lynchburg Hillcats where he posted a 12-6 record with a 3.46 ERA in 25 games started. That same year, he pitched in the All-Star Futures Game. He spent the 2018 season with the Akron RubberDucks, going 7–4 with a 2.68 ERA over 90.2 innings. MLB Pipeline ranked McKenzie as Cleveland's first ranked prospect entering into the 2019 season. McKenzie missed the 2019 season due to lat and pectoral muscle strains.
McKenzie was added to the Indians 40–man roster following the 2019 season. He made his major league debut on August 22, 2020 against the Detroit Tigers, striking out 10 batters in 6 innings; McKenzie's 10 strikeouts in his debut performance are the second most by an Indians pitcher in their first major league start.