The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Bryan Shaw in the second round of the amateur draft in 2008. Scout Jim Dedrick signed him and he made his professional debut that summer.
Shaw made his major league debut with the D-Backs in 2011 and had a solid rookie season, going 1-0 with a 2.34 ERA in 33 bullpen appearances.
He also made four playoff appearances, giving up no runs and no hits in four innings as the Diamondbacks lost in the NLDS to the Milwaukee Brewers.
In 2012, though, things became more difficult for him, as he went 1-6 with a 3.49 ERA in 64 outings. He was credited with two game saves and ten holds.
He was moved to the Cleveland Indians on December 11th as part of a blockbuster deal that also included the Cincinnati Reds and eight other players, the most notable of whom were Trevor Bauer, Shin-Soo Choo, and Didi Gregorius.
With the Indians, Shaw established himself as one of the top middle relievers in baseball, pitching at least 70 games in each of his five seasons with the organization, including three seasons in which he led the American League in appearances (2014, 2016 and 2017).
His 378 innings pitched with the Indians were the eighth most in franchise history, and he was second in bullpen innings behind teammate Cody Allen.
His ERAs were consistently strong, with the highest being 3.52 in 2017, his final season.
How Old Is Bryan Shaw?
Bryan Shaw is 34 years old. He was born on November 8, 1987.