Andrew Oliver (baseball)

Andrew Oliver (baseball)

Andrew Oliver
Pittsburgh Pirates
Born: (1987-12-03) December 3, 1987 (age 26)
Vermilion, Ohio
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
June 25, 2010 for the Detroit Tigers
Career statistics
(through 2013 season)
Win–loss record 0–5
Earned run average 7.11
Strikeouts 23

Andrew Oliver
Medal record
Men's Baseball
Competitor for  United States
World University Championship
Gold 2008 Brno National team

Andrew Allen Oliver (born December 3, 1987) is an American professional baseball pitcher with the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball. He made his major league debut June 25, 2010.[1]


Oliver was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 17th round of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft, but he did not sign, opting instead to attend Oklahoma State University, where he played on the Oklahoma State Cowboys baseball team.

Andy was ruled ineligible by the NCAA in 2008, resulting from an allegation by a potential agent. He sued the NCAA, and received a settlement of $750,000.00.[2]

Professional Career

Detroit Tigers

He was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the second round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft.[3] Oliver started 5 times for the Tigers in 2010 but was sent back down to the Toledo Mud Hens on July 19, 2010.[4]

On May 28, 2011, Oliver was recalled to the majors again, to fill in for the injured Phil Coke.[5]

Pittsburgh Pirates

In December 2012, Oliver was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Ramón Cabrera.[6]


External links

Baseball portal
  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
  • Detroit Tigers bio
  • Oklahoma State Cowboys bio
  • Erie Seawolves bio