Bryan Augenstein

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Bryan Augenstein
Bryan Augenstein 2008.jpg
Augenstein pitching for the South Bend Silver Hawks, Single-A affiliates of the Arizona Diamondbacks, in 2008.
Free agent
Pitcher
Born: (1986-07-11) July 11, 1986 (age 28)
Sebastian, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 13, 2009 for the Arizona Diamondbacks
Career statistics
(through 2011)
Win–loss record 0–2
Earned run average 8.34
Strikeouts 12
Teams

Bryan Christopher Augenstein (born July 11, 1986) is an American professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Arizona Diamondbacks and the St. Louis Cardinals.

Early life[edit]

Augenstein was born in Sebastian, Florida. He graduated from Sebastian River High School in Sebastian, where he played for the Sebastian River Sharks high school baseball team.[1]

College career[edit]

Augenstein accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, and played for coach Pat McMahon's Florida Gators baseball team from 2005 to 2007. As a freshman in 2005, he was a member of the Gators team that finished as the runner-up in the College World Series. Memorably, Augenstein retired twenty-three consecutive batters against the Cincinnati Bearcats in 2006.

He was also a member of the U.S. national baseball team that played in the 2006 World Baseball Classic. He led the Gators in appearances, innings pitched, strikeouts and wins in both 2006 and 2007, and finished his three-year college career with five complete games and 216 strikeouts.

Professional career[edit]

The Arizona Diamondbacks picked Augenstein in the seventh round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft.[2] He made his major league debut on May 13, 2009, against the Cincinnati Reds.[3]

On October 13, 2010, Augenstein was claimed off waivers by the St. Louis Cardinals. He spent the 2012 season in the Tampa Bay Rays organization. He signed a minor league deal with the Detroit Tigers on March 26, 2014. He became a free agent after the 2014 season.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bryan Augenstein". MLB.com. Retrieved September 19, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Bryan Augenstein". Baseball-Reference.Com. Retrieved September 19, 2012. 
  3. ^ Bryan Augenstein to Face Reds on Wednesday

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