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.
|Born: July 12, 1981|
|MLB: August 2, 2007, for the Cincinnati Reds|
|KBO: May 27, 2010, for the LG Twins|
|KBO: August 19, 2010, for the LG Twins|
|MLB: September 26, 2011, for the Minnesota Twins|
|Earned run average||6.20|
|Earned run average||8.22|
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.
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.
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. He declared for free agency on October 21.
Dumatrait retired on May 29, 2012.