Jake Brigham

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Jake Brigham
Atlanta Braves – No. 63
Pitcher
Born: (1988-02-10) February 10, 1988 (age 27)
Winter Garden, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 30, 2015 for the Atlanta Braves
Career statistics
(through August 19, 2015)
Win–loss record 0–1
Earned run average 4.80
Strikeouts 9
Teams

Jacob Daniel Brigham (born February 10, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Career[edit]

Brigham attended Central Florida Christian Academy in Orlando, Florida, where he played for the school's baseball team.[1][2] He pitched a no-hitter in 2005, his junior season, against West Oak, though he allowed two unearned runs.[3] The Texas Rangers drafted Brigham in the sixth round (178th overall) of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft.[4] They added him to their 40-man roster after the 2011 season to protect him from the Rule 5 draft.[5] In July 2012, Brigham was traded to the Chicago Cubs for Geovany Soto.[6] He was traded back to the Rangers for Barret Loux on November 20, 2012.[7] He was non tendered by the Rangers on November 30[8] and became a free agent, but re-signed with the Rangers on a minor league contract.[9]

Brigham became a free agent again after the 2013 season.[10] He signed a minor league contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates' organization for the 2014 season.[11] He signed with the Atlanta Braves' organization prior to the 2015 season. Brigham was called up to the majors for the first time on June 27, 2015.[12][13] Brigham made his Major League debut on June 30, 2015, pitching three innings against the Washington Nationals while striking out four batters and allowing only one hit.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Brigham and his wife, Taylor, have a daughter.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CFCA's Brigham gets attention". Orlando Sentinel. April 24, 2002. Retrieved November 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ Carter, Andrew (May 2, 2006). "CFCA has army of top-notch pitchers". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved July 8, 2015. 
  3. ^ "CFCA's Brigham throws no-hitter". Orlando Sentinel. May 7, 2005. p. D.7. Retrieved November 15, 2013. 
  4. ^ Carter, Andrew (June 7, 2006). "Sapp drafted 23rd by Astros". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved July 2, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Rangers add five former 'Dads to 40-Man Roster". MILB.com. November 21, 2011. Retrieved July 2, 2015. 
  6. ^ Grant, Evan (July 31, 2012). "Rangers announce acquisition of Geovany Soto". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved June 28, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Cubs trade Jake Brigham back to Rangers for Barret Loux, player to be named". MLB.com. Retrieved November 15, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Rangers do not tender contracts to Soto, Snyder, Brigham". MLB.com. November 30, 2012. Retrieved June 28, 2015. 
  9. ^ Davison, Drew. "Spring break: After brief stint in Chicago, Jake Brigham is back with Texas". Star-Telegram. Retrieved November 15, 2013. 
  10. ^ "The Dallas Morning News | Options". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved November 15, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Pirates sign five minor league free agents". Pittsburgh Pirates. Retrieved June 27, 2015. 
  12. ^ "2015 M-Brave Jake Brigham promoted to Atlanta". msnewsnow.com. June 27, 2015. Retrieved June 27, 2015. 
  13. ^ Bowman, Mark (June 27, 2015). "Braves call up Brigham to join bullpen". Retrieved June 28, 2015. 
  14. ^ Bowman, Mark (July 1, 2015). "After long wait, Brigham dazzles in debut". MLB.com. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  15. ^ Ryzewski, Steven (June 30, 2015). "CFCA alum Jake Brigham gets call to pitch for Atlanta Braves". West Orange Times & Observer. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 

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