Andy Oliver

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Andy Oliver
Free agent
Born: (1987-12-03) December 3, 1987 (age 31)
Vermilion, Ohio
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
June 25, 2010, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
(through 2013 season)
Win–loss record0–5
Earned run average7.11
Andy Oliver
Medal record
Men's Baseball
Representing  United States
World University Championship
Gold medal – first place 2008 Brno National team

Andrew Allen Oliver (born December 3, 1987) is an American professional baseball pitcher who is currently a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Detroit Tigers.


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

Oliver 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.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Detroit Tigers[edit]

He was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the second round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft.[2] He made his major league debut on June 25, 2010.[3] Oliver made five starts for the Tigers in 2010 before being sent back down to the Toledo Mud Hens on July 19.[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.

Philadelphia Phillies[edit]

On December 11, 2014, Oliver was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in Round 2 of the Rule 5 Draft selection.[7] After being outrighted to Triple-A, he elected free agency on April 4.[8]

Tampa Bay Rays[edit]

He signed a minor league deal with the Tampa Bay Rays on April 17, 2015. Oliver pitched for the Durham Bulls of the Class AAA International League, until he opted out of his contract in July and was granted free agency.[9]

Baltimore Orioles[edit]

Oliver signed a minor league deal with the Baltimore Orioles on July 17, 2015. He opted out of his contract on June 3, 2016.[10] He resigned a minor league deal with them on June 16, 2016.

Milwaukee Brewers[edit]

On December 15, 2016, Oliver signed a minor league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers that included an invitation to spring training.[11] He was released on June 22, 2017. [12]


  1. ^ N.C.A.A. to Pay Former Oklahoma State Pitcher $750,000
  2. ^ Tigers sign top picks Jacob Turner, Andrew Oliver
  3. ^ Source: Tigers to call up lefty Oliver
  4. ^ Galarraga recalled, Oliver optioned Archived 2010-07-23 at the Wayback Machine July 19, 2010
  5. ^ Jason Beck; Chris Vannini (2011-05-28). "Perry optioned to Toledo, Oliver recalled". Retrieved 2011-05-28.
  6. ^ "Pirates Acquire Andy Oliver". December 5, 2012.
  7. ^ "2014 Rule 5 Draft results". December 11, 2014.
  8. ^ Polishuk, Mark; Johnson, Brad (April 4, 2015). "Minor Moves: Tomas, Oliver, Brignac, Zito, White, LaHair, Capps". Retrieved April 5, 2015.
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  10. ^ Adams, Steve (June 3, 2016). "Minor MLB Transactions: 6/3/16". Retrieved June 3, 2016.
  11. ^ Adams, Steve (December 15, 2016). "Brewers Sign Eric Sogard, Andy Oliver, Hiram Burgos To Minors Deals". Retrieved December 15, 2016.
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