Aaron James Civale (born June 12, 1995) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Cleveland Guardians of Major League Baseball (MLB).
A native of East Windsor, Connecticut, Civale attended Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Connecticut, and played college baseball at Northeastern University.
He was honored as Co-Pitcher of the Year in the Colonial Athletic Association after going 9-3 with a 1.73 ERA for the Huskies. While playing for the Huskies, Civale pitched an exhibition game in Florida against the Red Sox at JetBlue Park. Before this start, he was a relief pitcher for the Huskies for two years.
On June 21, 2019, his contract was selected and Civale was called up to the major leagues for the first time. In his first game, he went 6 innings with 6 strikeouts against the Detroit Tigers and won the game 2–0 after Brad Hand saved his 22nd game.
He became the 10th Major League pitcher (and first for the Indians) since at least 1908 to toss at least 5+2⁄3 innings and allow 2 runs or fewer in each of his first six career appearances as a starter.
Civale has never divulged any information about his parents, he is a very private person who likes to keep his personal life away from media attention.