Paul Cady Blackburn (born December 4, 1993) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Oakland Athletics.
Blackburn was dealt to the Oakland Athletics for Danny Valencia on November 12, 2016. He was added to the Athletics’ 40-man roster a few days later.
He started the new year with the Triple-A Nashville Sounds. For the Sounds, Blackburn has a 5–6 record, a 3.05 ERA, and 56 strikeouts until June 26, 2017. He was chosen to the All-Star Team of the Pacific Coast League for 2017.
On July 1, 2017, Blackburn was promoted to the Oakland Athletics and made his major league debut against the Atlanta Braves. In ten starts with Oakland, he went 3-1 with a 3.22 ERA.
During a start in Baltimore on August 22, Blackburn was hit in the hand by a line drive from Trey Mancini. He left the game and did not return that season.
He started the season on the disabled list in 2018. He was activated on June 7 and reported to Oakland, where he pitched six times for a 7.16 ERA. Blackburn was placed on the disabled list with a forearm injury on August 28.
Blackburn pitched in four games in 2019, posting a 10.64 ERA and eight strikeouts in 11.0 innings thrown. In 2020, Blackburn only made one appearance, pitching 2.1 innings and allowing 7 earned runs.
After the formal signing of Mitch Moreland, Blackburn was designated for assignment on February 23, 2021. Blackburn was outrighted on February 27 and invited to Spring Training as a non-roster invitee.
Blackburn was drafted from Triple-A Las Vegas on August 18.
What Is Paul Blackburn Salary: How Much Does Paul Blackburn Make?
Talking about Paul Blackburn’s salary, the Major League Baseball pitcher for the Oakland Athletics earns $710,000 annually.
Paul Blackburn agreed to a one-year, $710,000 contract with the Oakland Athletics, with $710,000 guaranteed and a $710,000 average annual pay. Blackburn will be paid a base pay of $710,000 in 2022, as well as a total salary of $710,000.