Andy Oliver

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Andy Oliver
Pittsburgh Pirates
Pitcher
Born: (1987-12-03) December 3, 1987 (age 26)
Vermilion, Ohio
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
June 25, 2010 for the Detroit Tigers
Career statistics
(through 2013 season)
Win–loss record 0–5
Earned run average 7.11
Strikeouts 23
Teams
Andy Oliver
Medal record
Men's Baseball
Competitor for  United States
World University Championship
Gold 2008 Brno National team

Andrew Allen Oliver (born December 3, 1987) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. He made his major league debut June 25, 2010.[1]

College[edit]

Oliver was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 17th round of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft, but he did not sign, opting instead to attend Oklahoma State University, where he played on the Oklahoma State Cowboys baseball team.

Andy was ruled ineligible by the NCAA in 2008, resulting from an allegation by a potential agent. He sued the NCAA, and received a settlement of $750,000.00.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Detroit Tigers[edit]

He was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the second round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft.[3] Oliver started 5 times for the Tigers in 2010 but was sent back down to the Toledo Mud Hens on July 19, 2010.[4]

On May 28, 2011, Oliver was recalled to the majors again, to fill in for the injured Phil Coke.[5]

Pittsburgh Pirates[edit]

In December 2012, Oliver was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Ramón Cabrera.[6] He spent the 2013 season with the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians. He was outrighted to Indianapolis Indians on March 29, 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Source: Tigers to call up lefty Oliver
  2. ^ Andy Oliver Part II? Sports Agent Blog December 7, 2009
  3. ^ Tigers sign top picks Jacob Turner, Andrew Oliver
  4. ^ Galarraga recalled, Oliver optioned MLB.com July 19, 2010
  5. ^ Chris Vannini (2011-05-28). "Perry optioned to Toledo, Oliver recalled". MLB.com. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  6. ^ "Pirates Acquire Andy Oliver". December 5, 2012. 

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