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Phillip Anthony Dumatrait (born July 12, 1981) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Minnesota Twins. He also played for the LG Twins of the KBO League.

Phil Dumatrait
Born: (1981-07-12) July 12, 1981 (age 38)
Bakersfield, California
Batted: Right Threw: Left
Professional debut
MLB: August 2, 2007, for the Cincinnati Reds
KBO: May 27, 2010, for the LG Twins
Last appearance
KBO: August 19, 2010, for the LG Twins
MLB: September 26, 2011, for the Minnesota Twins
MLB statistics
Win–loss record4–13
Earned run average6.20
KBO statistics
Win-loss record4-6
Earned run average8.22


Early lifeEdit

Born in Bakersfield, California, Dumatrait played for Bakersfield College before he was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 2000 Major League Baseball Draft.

Baseball careerEdit

Cincinnati RedsEdit

On July 30, 2003, the Red Sox traded Dumatrait, left-hander Tyler Pelland and cash to the Cincinnati Reds for right-handed relief pitcher Scott Williamson. Dumatrait spent a majority of his minor league career in the Reds organization with AA Chattanooga Lookouts and AAA Louisville Bats.

In 2004, Dumatrait suffered a season-ending elbow injury and underwent Tommy John surgery.

In 2007, Dumatrait made his major league debut with the Cincinnati Reds.

Pittsburgh PiratesEdit

The Pittsburgh Pirates claimed him off waivers on October 26, 2007. He started the 2008 season as a reliever, but became a starter when Matt Morris was released. He gained his first major league victory on May 7, 2008 against the San Francisco Giants, pitching 5⅔ shutout innings in the 3–1 Pirates victory. Dumatrait missed the last several months of the season because of an arm injury and opted to have surgery performed.

On September 19, 2009, the Pittsburgh Pirates announced their intention to send Dumatrait to their AAA affiliate, the Indianapolis Indians.

He was non tendered a contract after the 2009 season and became a free agent.

On December 19, 2009, Dumatrait signed a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers with an invite to spring training.

LG TwinsEdit

On May 19, 2010, Dumatrait signed with LG Twins of Korea Baseball Organization .

Minnesota TwinsEdit

On November 17, 2010, Dumatrait signed a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training with the Minnesota Twins. He had his contract purchased by the Twins on May 15, 2011.[1] He declared for free agency on October 21.

Dumatrait retired on May 29, 2012.


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