Jake Bird was invited to San Diego to join the Colorado Rockies on their current road trip after the MLB organization selected his contract on Saturday night.
Bird is now set up to perhaps make his MLB debut as early as Sunday thanks to the transfer. He becomes the 23rd player taught by current UCLA head coach John Savage to make it to the Majors, making him the 86th Bruin overall.
Additionally, every UCLA team from 1965 through 2018 had at least one player that participated in MLB, a run of 53 years. The first member of UCLA’s 2018 roster to make it to the Majors is Bird.
Bird, a Valencia, California native, played for UCLA for four years and had a four-year record of 14-16 with a 3.13 ERA in 71 appearances (28 starts).
He pitched to All-Pac-12 accolades as a senior in 2018, going 7-4 with a 2.18 ERA, 61 strikeouts, and 111 2/3 innings pitched.
That year, he had the lowest conference ERA and was the first player from UCLA to be named an Academic All-American since 1988.
Up until this point in his career, Bird has participated in portions of four professional seasons, compiling a 19-6 win-loss record, 3.41 ERA, and 203 strikeouts in 208 1/3 innings.
This season, he has excelled in Triple-A Albuquerque, posting a 2.77 ERA career-high with 34 strikeouts in 26 innings across 22 appearances.
Bird made six bullpen appearances with the Rockies during 2022 Spring Training.
Jake Bird Contract
With the Colorado Rockies, Jacob Bird agreed to a one-year, $700,000 deal that included a $700,000 guarantee.
Jake Bird Salary
Jacob Bird receives a $700,000 yearly pay on average. Bird’s base pay for 2022 will be $700,000.
Jake Bird Net Worth
Jake Bird has a net worth of $1 million.