Fairbanks was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the ninth round of the 2015 MLB draft. He debuted in MLB for the Rangers in 2019.
He spent his debut season of 2015 with the Spokane Indians of the Class A Short Season Northwest League, going 1–2 with a 3.14 ERA over 57 innings.
He opened the 2017 season with the Down East Wood Ducks of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League, going 2-1 with a 5.79 ERA in 18.2 innings.
Pete Fairbanks Parents: Meet Shane Fairbanks and Jane Fairbanks
Shane Fairbanks and Jane Fairbanks are the parents of Pete Fairbanks. Fairbanks’s father, Shane Fairbanks, played college baseball for the Missouri Tigers in the 1980s and in minor league baseball for the Houston Astros organization in 1983.
Their personal lives have not been profiled by the media and as a result, not much is known about them.
Is Pete Fairbanks injured?
Fairbanks was diagnosed with inflammation in the right shoulder after taking the loss in Wednesday’s game against the Yankees.
Fairbanks has been among the Rays’ most dependable relievers this season, often being called upon in high leverage situations.