Andy Oliver

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Andy Oliver
Baltimore Orioles
Born: (1987-12-03) December 3, 1987 (age 31)
Vermilion, Ohio
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
June 25, 2010, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
(through 2013 season)
Win–loss record 0–5
Earned run average 7.11
Strikeouts 23
Andy Oliver
Medal record
Men's Baseball
Representing  United States
World University Championship
Gold medal – first place 2008 Brno National team

Andrew Allen Oliver (born December 3, 1987) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Baltimore Orioles organization. He made his Major League Baseball (MLB) debut with the Detroit Tigers on June 25, 2010.


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

Oliver 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.[1]

Professional career

Detroit Tigers

He was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the second round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft.[2] He made his major league debut on June 25, 2010.[3] Oliver made five starts for the Tigers in 2010 before being sent back down to the Toledo Mud Hens on July 19.[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] He spent the 2013 season with the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians. He was outrighted to Indianapolis Indians on March 29, 2014.

Philadelphia Phillies

On December 11, 2014, Oliver was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in Round 2 of the Rule 5 Draft selection.[7] After being outrighted to Triple-A, he elected free agency on April 4.[8]

Tampa Bay Rays

He signed a minor league deal with the Tampa Bay Rays on April 17, 2015. Oliver pitched for the Durham Bulls of the Class AAA International League, until he opted out of his contract in July and was granted free agency.[9]

Baltimore Orioles

Oliver signed a minor league deal with the Baltimore Orioles on July 17, 2015.


  1. N.C.A.A. to Pay Former Oklahoma State Pitcher $750,000
  2. Tigers sign top picks Jacob Turner, Andrew Oliver
  3. Source: Tigers to call up lefty Oliver
  4. Galarraga recalled, Oliver optioned July 19, 2010
  5. Jason Beck; Chris Vannini (2011-05-28). "Perry optioned to Toledo, Oliver recalled". Retrieved 2011-05-28.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Pirates Acquire Andy Oliver". December 5, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "2014 Rule 5 Draft results". December 11, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. Polishuk, Mark; Johnson, Brad (April 4, 2015). "Minor Moves: Tomas, Oliver, Brignac, Zito, White, LaHair, Capps". Retrieved April 5, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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