J.B. Bukauskas was drafted by The Houston Astros in the 15th overall selection in the 2017 MLB draft. He signed with the Astros on July 7, 2017. He was assigned to the Gulf Coast League Astros, and after one scoreless outing for them, was promoted to the Tri-City ValleyCats where he finished the season, posting a 4.50 ERA in six innings pitched.
In 2018, Bukauskas returned to pitch in the GCL and with the ValleyCats along with pitching for the Quad Cities River Bandits, Buies Creek Astros, and the Corpus Christi Hooks, compiling a combined 4–2 record with a 2.14 ERA in 14 starts between the five teams; he missed time during the year due to injury. He returned to Corpus Christi to begin the 2019 season.
Bukauskas was traded on July 31, 2019, to the Arizona Diamondbacks (along with Corbin Martin, Seth Beer, Joshua Rojas, and cash considerations) in exchange for Zack Greinke.
He was assigned to the Jackson Generals and finished the season there. Over 22 games (16 starts) between the two clubs, he went 2-5 with a 5.44 ERA. On November 20, 2020, Bukauskas was added to the 40-man roster.
What Are The Details About J.B. Bukauskas Contract?
J.B. Bukauskas agreed to terms with the Arizona Diamondbacks on a one-year, $704,100 deal, with $704,100 guaranteed and an annual average salary of $704,100. Bukauskas will receive a base pay of $704,100 in 2022, with a total income of $704,100.