Andrew McKirahan

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Andrew McKirahan
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McKirahan with the Atlanta Braves
Atlanta Braves – No. 52
Pitcher
Born: (1990-02-08) February 8, 1990 (age 29)
Georgetown, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Left
MLB debut
April 12, 2015, for the Atlanta Braves
MLB statistics
(through 2015 season)
Win–loss record 1–0
Earned run average 5.93
Strikeouts 22
Teams

Andrew David McKirahan (born February 8, 1990) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Career

McKirahan graduated from Georgetown High School in 2009.[1] He played college baseball at the University of Texas at Austin and was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 21st round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft.[2] He suffered an arm injury in 2012 that required Tommy John surgery, and missed a year as a result.[3]

The Miami Marlins selected McKirahan from the Cubs in the Rule 5 draft held in December 2014.[4] The Braves claimed McKirahan off waivers at the end of spring training in 2015.[5] He was placed on the team's Opening Day roster.[6] McKirahan made his major league debut on April 12, 2015, giving up a sacrifice fly in 1 23 innings against the New York Mets.[7]

On April 20, 2015 McKirahan was suspended for eighty games of the 2015 season after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs.[8][9] He was also fined $221,858 of his league minimum $507,500 salary.[10]

McKirahan was invited to spring training in 2016 and made one five-pitch appearance before tearing the ulnar collateral ligament of the elbow.[11] The injury required another Tommy John surgery, for which McKirahan missed the season.[12]

References

  1. Davis, Danny (May 2, 2012). "Georgetown long on pitching as UIL playoffs open". Austin American Statesmen. Retrieved April 6, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Cubs draft power, speed, first pitchers on Day 2". MLB.com. Retrieved April 1, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Andrew McKirahan might have staying power in Marlins bullpen". Miami Herald. Retrieved April 1, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Marlins add reliever, lose slugger Canha in Rule 5 Draft". MLB.com. Retrieved April 1, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Bowman, Mark (March 31, 2015). "McKirahan claimed off waivers from Marlins". MLB.com. Retrieved April 1, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Simon, Andrew (April 5, 2015). "Braves set 25-man roster for Opening Day". MLB.com. Retrieved April 5, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. Bowman, Mark (April 12, 2015). "Command issues spoil Jaime's outing vs. Mets". MLB.com. Retrieved April 13, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Braves reliever Andrew McKirahan suspended 80 games for PED violation". Fox Sports. Retrieved 20 April 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. Bowman, Mark (April 20, 2015). "McKirahan receives 80-game PED suspension". MLB.com. Retrieved April 20, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "Braves' McKirahan suspended 80 games for positive drug test". ESPN.com. Associated Press. April 20, 2015. Retrieved April 20, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. "Braves LHP Andrew McKirahan (elbow) likely out for the year". ESPN.com. Associated Press. March 5, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. Bowman, Mark (March 5, 2016). "McKirahan likely set for second Tommy John". MLB.com. Retrieved March 5, 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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