Casey Lee Lawrence was born on October 28, 1987, he is nicknamed “Twig,”, and he is an American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays (MLB).
He formerly played in MLB for the Blue Jays and Seattle Mariners, as well as for the Nippon Professional Baseball team Hiroshima Toyo Carp (NPB).
Lawrence was not taken in the 2010 Major League Baseball draft and signed as an undrafted free agent with the Toronto Blue Jays. Lawrence received a plane ticket to Dunedin, Florida in lieu of a signing bonus.
He was assigned to the Short Season-A Auburn Doubledays, where he was named a mid-season All-Star, and earned a promotion to the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts before the end of the season. In total, Lawrence went 7–2 in 2010, with a 2.33 ERA and 61 strikeouts in 771⁄3 innings.
On May 11, 2017, Lawrence was claimed off waivers by the Seattle Mariners. On June 1, he set a Mariners franchise record for most strikeouts in a single relief appearance when he struck out 9 batters over 5 innings against the Colorado Rockies.
On March 30, 2021, Lawrence signed with the York Revolution of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. On May 19, prior to the start of the ALPB season, Lawrence’s contract was purchased by the Toronto Blue Jays organization and was assigned to the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons. On November 29, Lawrence signed a new minor league contract with the Blue Jays and was invited to spring training.
Casey 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.