A Cincinnati Reds pitcher by the name of Michael David Minor is an American professional baseball player (MLB). Atlanta Braves selected him with the 7th pick in the MLB draft in 2009.
Besides the Oakland Athletics, Minor has also played in the Major League Baseball for the Kansas City Royals, Texas Rangers, and other teams. Minor was picked by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 13th round of the 2006 MLB Draft following a stellar high school career at Forrest School in Chapel Hill, Tennessee. He didn’t sign, though, since he wanted to go to Vanderbilt instead.
During the 2007 and 2008 seasons, Minor was a member of the United States National Team (College). He won the 2008 Haarlem Baseball Week event title game with a 4-1 victory over Cuba. A year later, he was honoured as Baseball America’s summer player of the year.
The Atlanta Braves picked Minor in the first round of the 2009 MLB draft. On August 9, 2010, he debuted against the Astros. Minor won his first MLB game on August 17, 2010.
Minor threw six scoreless innings against the Giants on August 18, 2011. A no-hitter in 2014, he gave up an RBI single to Billy Hamilton of the Cincinnati Reds. His 2015 season was cut short due to a ruptured labrum.
Minor joined the Royals in February 2016 on a two-year deal. In August 2020, he was transferred to Oakland for Dustin Harris and Marcus Smith. Minor inked a three-year, $28 million contract with the Texas Rangers. As a reliever, his fastball averaged over 95 mph.
How Old Is Mike Minor?
Michael David Minor, a pitcher with the Cincinnati Reds, was born in Chapel Hill, Tennessee, on December 26, 1987. In the year 2022, he will be 35 years old.