Michael Brady (baseball)
Brady with the Jupiter Hammerheads in 2012
Born: March 21, 1987|
Laguna Beach, California
|June 20, 2017, for the Oakland Athletics|
|MLB statistics |
(through 2017 season)
|Earned run average||5.68|
Michael J. Brady (born March 21, 1987) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Milwaukee Brewers organization. He previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Oakland Athletics.
Brady attended Santa Margarita Catholic High School and after graduating, attended the University of California, Berkeley, and played for the California Golden Bears baseball team. He was drafted as a shortstop by the Florida Marlins in the 24th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball draft.
Brady made his professional debut with the Class A-Short Season Jamestown Jammers and, later, the Rookie league Gulf Coast Marlins in 2009. Between the two teams, he played 8 games at third base and 3 games at second base.
He returned to the Jammers in 2010, but this time as a pitcher. In 49 games out of the bullpen, Brady accrued a 1–1 win–loss record with 3 saves and a 1.59 earned run average (ERA). He advanced to the Class A Greensboro Grasshoppers and Double-A Jacksonville Suns in 2011. In 2012, he pitched for the Class A Jupiter Hammerheads and also participated in the Arizona Fall League. His 2013 season was entirely spent at Double-A Jacksonville, where he went 2–2 with 23 saves and a 1.53 ERA.
Brady was added to the Marlins' 40-man roster after the 2013 season, but designated for assignment before the start of the 2014 season.
Los Angeles Angels
He was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Angels who assigned him to the Double-A Arkansas Travelers. He went back and forth between Double-A and the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees in 2014.
On December 10, 2015, the Angels traded Brady and fellow pitcher Trevor Gott to the Washington Nationals for Yunel Escobar and cash considerations. The Nationals invited Brady to Spring Training as a non-roster invitee. He started 2016 with the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs, going back and forth between there and the Double-A Harrisburg Senators. He elected free agency after the season.
Brady signed a minor league contract with the Oakland Athletics for 2017 that included an invitation to Spring Training. He was assigned to the Triple-A Nashville Sounds where he had a 3–1 record with 42 strikeouts and a 3.67 ERA through June 11.
He was called up by the Oakland Athletics on June 17 to work as a long-reliever out of the bullpen. He made his major league debut on June 20 pitching one inning of relief against the Houston Astros. He was outrighted to Triple-A on November 5, 2017, and then elected to become a free agent.
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- McCalvy, Adam (November 27, 2017). "Crew signs former A's reliever Brady". MLB.com. Retrieved December 15, 2017.