Jake Brigham

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Jake Brigham
Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles – No. 17
Pitcher
Born: (1988-02-10) February 10, 1988 (age 28)
Winter Garden, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Professional debut
MLB: June 30, 2015, for the Atlanta Braves
NPB: April 14, 2016, for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
MLB statistics
(through 2015 season)
Win–loss record 0–1
Earned run average 8.64
Strikeouts 12
NPB statistics
(through 2016 season)
Win–loss record 0–1
Earned run average 4.63
Strikeouts 18
Teams

Jacob Daniel Brigham (born February 10, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB). He made his Major League Baseball (MLB) debut in 2015 with the Atlanta Braves.

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] He elected free agency on November 6.[15]

On December 11, 2015, Brigham signed a minor-league contract with the Detroit Tigers.[16] On December 18, 2015, the Tigers sold Brigham's rights to the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles.[17]

Personal life[edit]

Brigham and his wife, Taylor, have a daughter.[18]

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. ^ "International League Transactions". milb.com. p. November 2015. Retrieved November 6, 2015. 
  16. ^ Jahnke, James (December 11, 2015). "Tigers sign 17 minor leaguers, invite 6 to camp". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved December 11, 2015. 
  17. ^ Fenech, Anthony (December 18, 2015). "Tigers sell Jake Brigham's rights to Japanese team". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved December 18, 2015. 
  18. ^ 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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