July 11, 1986 |
|May 13, 2009, for the Arizona Diamondbacks|
|April 12, 2011, for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Earned run average||8.34|
Bryan Christopher Augenstein (born July 11, 1986) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Arizona Diamondbacks and the St. Louis Cardinals.
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.
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 and he became a free agent after the 2014 season.