Shane Alan Loux (born August 31, 1979) is a retired professional baseball pitcher. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and San Francisco Giants. Loux graduated from Highland High School in Gilbert, Arizona.
From 1997-2002, Loux posted a record of 51-53,escalating through the Tigers system before his call up in 2002.
Loux made his debut in 2002 for the Detroit Tigers, pitching in three games. He also pitched in 2003 for Detroit. Between 2002-2003, Loux posted a mark of 1-4 for the Tigers in 44.1 innings. He also struck out 15 and walked 15 batters.
After several years of playing in the minor leagues with Detroit, Loux was let go by the organization after posting an ERA of over 4.30 in 47 games in Triple A from 2003-2004.
Loux did not pitch with any organization in 2005.
Kansas City Royals
Loux returned to professional baseball, signing a Minor League deal with the Kansas City Royals. He pitched out of the bullpen the whole year, posting a 2-5 record with a 6.46 ERA in 31 games.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Loux made his return to the Major Leagues for the Angels following a 12-6 record in Triple-A and being named Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Year. In his first game, he went two innings, not allowing a hit, but walking one batter.
In 2009, he appeared in 18 games, 6 starts for the Angels. He posted a record of 2-3 in 58.1 innings, allowing 84 hits and walking as many as he struck out (19).
In October 2009, Loux was granted free agency.
Loux signed a Minor League deal with the Houston Astros.
He posted a 6-12 record in 20 games.
San Francisco Giants
Loux signed a Minor League deal with the San Francisco Giants.
Loux pitched for the Triple A Fresno Grizzlies in 2011, posting an 8-12 record. Loux pitched a career high 179.1 innings with a SO/BB of 2.05 in 28 starts. On October 31, 2011, the Giants re-signed Loux.
In 2012, after posting a 1.41 ERA in 23 games in Triple A, Loux was called up by the Giants. In 25.1 innings, Loux struck out 9 and walked 9 with a 4.97 ERA for the Giants. He would land on the DL on June 29 with a neck strain.
In 2013, after posting a 4.09 ERA in 9 games for the Triple A Fresno Grizzlies, Loux announced via Twitter on July 11, 2013 that he would undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery. His surgery was scheduled for July 12, 2013.
Sugar Land Skeeters
Loux signed an Atlantic League deal with the Sugar Land Skeeters.
In 2015, after rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery during the 2014 season, Loux signed to pitch for the Skeeters. He announced his retirement from baseball on July 10, 2015.
SUSSEX COUNTY MINERS
Pitching coach for Can-Am League's Sussex County Miners
Loux is a sinkerballer (low 90s), using the pitch more than half the time. His main secondary pitch is a cutter (mid 80s) along with a curveball and a changeup.
Throughout his Major League and Minor League career, has been a pitch to contact pitcher, relying on his sinker (baseball).