Aaron Bummer

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Aaron James Bummer

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pitcher Aaron Bummer reached the majors with the Chicago White Sox in 2017 after having been a 19th round selection in the 2014 amateur draft, out of the University of Nebraska.

He was used exclusively as a reliever in seven seasons with the Sox, appearing in 289 games, all in relief, as a prototypical LOOGY: he logged just 272 innings during that stretch, going 14-15 with 5 saves. His stats reflected the roller coaster nature often associated with pitchers of his type, as his ERAs were sometimes very good (2.13 in 58 games in 2019) and sometimes terrible (6.79 in 61 games in his final season with Chicago, in 2023). He appeared in the postseason twice, giving up no runs in two appearances in the Wild Card Series in 2020, and going 0-1, 8.10 in the Division Series in 2021.

In a rather surprising development, he was traded to the Atlanta Braves for no fewer than five players following an awful season in 2023. The five players obtained by the Sox in return were Ps Jared Shuster, Michael Soroka and Riley Gowens, and IFs Nicky Lopez and Braden Shewmake.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Scott Merkin: "White Sox trade for Soroka, Lopez, 3 others from Braves", mlb.com, November 17, 2023. [1]

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