|Born: November 14, 1968|
|July 6, 1992, for the Montreal Expos|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 9, 2001, for the Houston Astros|
|Earned run average||4.54|
|Career highlights and awards|
Kent Dennis Bottenfield (born November 14, 1968) is an American former professional baseball pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Montreal Expos, Colorado Rockies, San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals, Anaheim Angels, Philadelphia Phillies, and Houston Astros, from 1992 to 2001.
Bottenfield's best season came in 1999 with the Cardinals, when he posted an 18-7 won-loss record along with a 3.97 ERA. Bottenfield played in the All-Star game that year. He was traded along with Adam Kennedy to the Angels for Jim Edmonds following this season. He finished the 2000 season with a 5.40 ERA and did not appear in the major leagues after 2001.
After overcoming a near-fatal heart condition, Bottenfield turned his attention to music. He has released two independent Christian albums "Take Me Back" (2004) and the newest release "Back In The Game" (2007). He currently resides in Florida with his family, and he is the head coach of the Palm Beach Atlantic University baseball team. After being named associate head coach in August 2011, he was named to replace head coach Gary Carter after Carter died of cancer in February 2012.
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