TORONTO – Former Osprey pitcher Bryan Baker was called up from Triple A to the Toronto Blue Jays as announced by the Major League Baseball organization Wednesday, September 1.
Baker is the first UNF baseball player to get a big league call-up in UNF’s Division I era, and first since Mike Wood did so August 21, 2003 with the Oakland A’s.
An Osprey from 2014-16, Baker is the seventh former Osprey to make it to the major league level and the sixth hurler in program history.
The right-handed pitcher went 14-10 with a 3.67 ERA, 144 strikeouts and 186.1 innings pitched at UNF.
Since entering the minors in 2016, Baker is 22-16 with a 3.24 ERA, 23 saves, 241.2 innings pitched and 168 appearances.
At the Triple A level he’s been stellar, posting a 5-2 record, 2.25 ERA, 56 innings, 71 strikeouts and 32 walks.
Blue Jays promoting RHPs Nate Pearson and Bryan Baker, sources tell @TheAthletic.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) September 1, 2021
The Blue Jays will reportedly promote pitchers Nate Pearson and Bryan Baker when rosters expand on Wednesday.https://t.co/guI1G1gS9K
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) September 1, 2021
It. Is. About. Time!!!! @BryanBaker24 First Osprey in the Bigs for quite some time and more than well deserved! So Proud if you Brother! Can’t wait to watch you continue to dominate! #Spreys https://t.co/KudHPCGghK
?? RHP Nate Pearson recalled from Triple-A and will be active tonight
?? RHP Bryan Baker selected to Major League roster and will be active tonight pic.twitter.com/ZkFRk6UfqH
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) September 1, 2021