Michael Brady

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Michael James Brady

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Relief pitcher Michael Brady saw brief big league action with the Oakland A's in 2017.

He was drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 24th round of the 2009 amateur draft, one pick ahead of Keith Butler. He began his career as a third baseman, but hit only .086/.313/.086 with 3 hits in 35 at-bats split between the GCL Marlins and Jamestown Jammers. He converted to pitching following the season. With the Jamestown Jammers in 2010, Brady was 1-1 with 3 saves and a 1.59 ERA in 26 appearances. The next year, he was 7-1 with 18 saves and a 1.99 ERA in 49 games split between the Greensboro Grasshoppers and Jacksonville Suns, striking out 81 batters in 63 1/3 innings. He was 2-4 with 22 saves and a 3.38 ERA in 50 appearances for the Jupiter Hammerheads in 2012 and went 1-1 with a 2.25 ERA in 9 appearances with the Glendale Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League following the regular season. He was named an AFL Rising Star. In 2013, Brady was 2-2 with 23 saves and a 1.53 ERA in 49 games for Jacksonville. He struck 55 batters in 53 innings and was named a Southern League postseason All-Star.

In early April 2014, the Los Angeles Angels claimed him off waivers. He began the year with the Arkansas Travelers, their Double A affiliate, and went 1-4. 2.98, earning a promotion to the AAA Salt Lake Bees, where his ERA was 7.01 in 17 games. His overall pitching line was 1-6, 4.50, with 4 saves in 45 games, including 3 starts. In 2015, he went back to Arkansas where he was mainly a starter, going 7-7. 3.77 in 32 games, including 19 starts. He logged 119 1/3 innings and struck out 113. On December 11th, he was traded to the Washington Nationals, along with Trevor Gott, in return for Yunel Escobar. He bounced between the Double A Harrisburg Senators and Triple A Syracuse Chiefs, with a 2.69 ERA and 72 strikeouts in 81 innings.

Brady was a free agent at season's end and signed a minor league deal with Oakland. He earned a call up in June and debuted with an inning of relief against the Houston Astros. In 16 big league games, he finished decision-less with a 5.68 ERA and 24 strikeouts in 31 2/3 innings. Following that taste, he became a free agent once more and signed with the Milwaukee Brewers. In 33 appearances with Triple A Colorado Springs, his final professional season, his ERA was a ghastly 6.91 in 54 2/3 innings.

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