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Hiram Burgos (born August 4, 1987) is a Puerto Rican former professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Milwaukee Brewers.

Hiram Burgos
Hiram Burgos on April 23, 2016.jpg
Burgos pitching for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, triple-A affiliates of the Brewers, in 2016
Pitcher
Born: (1987-08-04) August 4, 1987 (age 32)
Cayey, Puerto Rico
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 20, 2013, for the Milwaukee Brewers
Last MLB appearance
May 21, 2013, for the Milwaukee Brewers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record1–2
Earned run average6.44
Strikeouts18
Teams
Medal record
Representing  Puerto Rico
Men's Baseball
World Baseball Classic
Silver medal – second place 2013 San Francisco Team
Silver medal – second place 2017 Los Angeles Team

Early lifeEdit

When he was three years old his parents, Hiram Burgos Delgado and Ivette Irizarry Arce, introduced him to the sport by visiting baseball parks.[1] He attended the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy and High School and Bethune-Cookman College. Burgos expected to be selected in the 2008 Major League Baseball draft after recording a 9-1 season while pitching for Bethune-Cookman University, but was disappointed after going undrafted.[1] As a consequence of this, he decided to complete his bachelor's degree following the insistence of his mother.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Burgos was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 6th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball draft. The Brewers added him to their 40-man roster after the 2012 season.

The Brewers promoted Burgos to the major leagues on April 19, 2013[2] and subsequently made his major league debut on April 20, 2013. His first career start came the same day at home against the Chicago Cubs. On May 11, Burgos had an ineffective start against the Cincinnati Reds, allowing 12 runs (10 earned) in just 3 innings pitched. A day after his sixth start of the season on May 21, Burgos was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder impingement.[3]

Burgos was released by the Brewers on September 2, 2014, and signed a minor league contract with them on January 30, 2015.[4] On December 15, 2016, Burgos signed another minor league contract with the Brewers that included an invitation to spring training.[5]

Burgos was invited to join the Brewers' spring training roster for 2017 and started in the Brewers' first game against the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Burgos pitched two scoreless innings.[6] He elected free agency on November 6, 2017 and then re-signed with the Brewers on a minor league contract in February 2018.[7] He was released by the Brewers organization on October 2, 2018.

Coaching careerEdit

Burgos retired after the 2018 season and was hired as the pitching coach for the AZL Brewers.

International careerEdit

World Baseball ClassicEdit

Burgos has played for the Puerto Rican national team twice, in the 2013 World Baseball Classic[8] and in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, winning in both tournaments the silver medal.[9]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Jorge Torres Ayala (February 5, 2016). "Desde Cayey hasta el fin del mundo: una historia de apoyo incondicional" (in Spanish). NotiCel.com. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  2. ^ Tom Haudricourt. "Notes – Brewers demote Mike Fiers, call up Hiram Burgos". jsonline.com. Retrieved April 13, 2015.
  3. ^ Tom Haudricourt. "Brewers add five to 40-man roster". jsonline.com. Archived from the original on February 16, 2016. Retrieved April 13, 2015.
  4. ^ Todd, Jeff (January 30, 2015). "Minor Moves: Wall, Castillo, Volstad, Burgos, Flores". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved January 31, 2015.
  5. ^ Adams, Steve (December 15, 2016). "Brewers Sign Eric Sogard, Andy Oliver, Hiram Burgos To Minors Deals". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  6. ^ Rosiak, Todd (February 21, 2017). "Camp report: Hiram Burgos will start vs. UWM". jsonline.com. Retrieved February 28, 2017.
  7. ^ Todd, Jeff (February 12, 2018). "Minor MLB Transactions: 2/12/18". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved February 13, 2018.
  8. ^ "World Baseball Classic puts top MLB prospects on global stage". Major League Baseball. Retrieved April 26, 2016.
  9. ^ Thornburg, Chad (February 8, 2017). "Young stars join Beltran, Yadi for Puerto Rico". MLB.com. Retrieved March 14, 2017.

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