Matt White (minor league pitcher)

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Matthew Edward White (born August 13, 1978) is a retired professional baseball pitcher.

He attended Waynesboro Area High School from 1993-1996. He had a 0.65 ERA in high school. He was named USA Today 's Baseball Player of the Year. He was also named Gatorade's Pennsylvania Player of the Year.

White was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 1996 amateur draft, but his agent Scott Boras found a loophole that allowed White to become a free agent after the Giants failed to offer him a contract in the required 10 day time alloted. He received a $10.2 million signing bonus in 1996 with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Shoulder and back injuries limited White to 122 minor league games during his career. He never played in the major leagues.

He was selected to the 2000 Sydney Olympic team but suffered an injury on the plane ride and was forced to return without participating.

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