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LEFT HANDED PITCHER
Born: December 3, 1987
Drafted: 2nd round, 58th overall, 2009 (Tigers)
How Acquired: Trade from Tigers (for Ramon Cabrera)
College: Oklahoma State University
Agent: Scott Boras
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Oliver ran into controversy before he turned pro. He was drafted out of high school by the Twins and his agent, Tim Barratta, had discussions with the Twins, but Oliver didn’t sign. Under NCAA rules, an athlete can have an “adviser,” but that person can’t negotiate with a professional team. This rule is, of course, universally ignored in baseball. When Oliver later switched to Scott Boras as his representative, Barratta ratted him out to the NCAA, which suspended Oliver. (It’s hard to decide which is the slimier hypocrite, Barratta or the NCAA.) Oliver sued and got reinstated, along with $750,000, through a settlement.
Oliver eventually went to the Tigers in the 2009 draft.
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The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired left-handed pitcher Andy Oliver from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for catcher Ramon Cabrera. More details to come.
As the Winter Meetings came to close the Tigers made a relatively low-key move Wednesday night sending LHP Andy Oliver (a once coveted pitching prospect) to the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league catcher Ramon Cabrera.
The 23-year-old switching hitting Cabrera batted .276 in 2012, with three home runs, 50 RBIs, and 22 doubles in 112 games and offers some catching depth after losing...
The Pirates announced something not quite a blockbuster today. They have traded AAA catcher Ramon Cabrera to the Detroit Tigers for LHP Andy Oliver. Cabrera had a pretty good year as a 22 year old at Altoona this season, eventually being promoted for a backup stint in AAA. Year Tm G PA AB R H [...]
The Detroit Tigers have traded starting pitcher Andy Oliver to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for switch-hitting catcher prospect Ramon Cabrera.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers traded left-hander Andy Oliver to the Pittsburgh Pirates for catcher Ramon Cabrera.
The 25-year-old Oliver was 5-9 with a 4.88 ERA in 19 starts and nine relief appearances this year at Triple-A Toledo.
Cabrera, 23, hit .276 with 22 doubles, three homers and 50 RBIs at Double-A Altoona.
The swap was announced Wednesday.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded switch-hitting catcher prospect Ramon Cabrera to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for starting pitcher Andy Oliver.
Stay current with all the roster movement and personnel decisions with the TigsTown Transaction Blog. The Tigers shipped out left-hander Andrew Oliver in exchange for catching prospect Ramon Cabrera from the Pirates.
Mark Appel didn’t sign with the Pittsburgh Pirates, but we’ll probably be hearing about him at least until the 2013 draft is over. Scott Boras addressed the media today at the Winter Meetings, and Rob Biertempfel had the following quote about the Pirates’ chances of signing Appel:
“There was no communication with us (before draft). We certainly would’ve let them know we...
The Detroit Tigers, at least as far as Jim Leyland and GM Dave Dombrowski have let on, have not chased Rafael Soriano much yet, if at all. Continue reading →
NASHVILLE The Dodgers offered a long-term contract to South Korean left-hander Ryu Hyun-jin on Tuesday that was promptly rejected, General Manager Ned Colletti said.
Predictably, it fell a tad short, Colletti said.
Colletti said he didnt know how the Dodgers would proceed in the negotiations.
UPDATE 5:35 p.m.: Ryu's agent, Scott Boras, said he presented the Dodgers with a...
Phils, Mariners In On Michael Bourn
Per Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Phillies are “in” on Michael Bourn. It was also reported today that the one major free agent the Mariners had not been interested in, Michael Bourn, was contacted through agent Scott Boras today. In the recap from yesterday, the suddenly-aggressive Mariners had been linked to just about everyone. We also...