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A. J. Schugel

A. J. Schugel
Arizona Diamondbacks – No. 35
Born: (1989-06-27) June 27, 1989 (age 26)
Winter Haven, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 12, 2015 for the Arizona Diamondbacks
Career statistics
(through April 12, 2015)
Win–loss record 0–0
Earned run average 6.00
Strikeouts 0

Andrew Jeffrey "A. J." Schugel (born June 27, 1989) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Early life and education

Schugel was born in Winter Haven, Florida,[1] and grew up in the Denver area. His father, Jeff, is a former catcher and infielder for the Minnesota Twins, selected in the 18th round of the 1983 Major League Baseball Draft.[2] After three seasons as an active player, Jeff became a major league scout; he is currently with the Cincinnati Reds organization.[2] Schugel's mother, Tammy, was a gymnast and hockey player in high school.[2]

Schugel attended Mountain Vista High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado,[1] where, like his father, he played both hockey and baseball.[2] He switched to baseball exclusively at Central Arizona College.[2]


Schugel was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 25th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft out of Central Arizona College.[3] He was acquired by the Arizona Diamondbacks as a player to be named later from an earlier trade.[4] The Diamondbacks added Schugel to the their 40-man roster on November 20, 2014.

2015 season

On March 31, 2015, Schugel was optioned to Triple-A Reno.[5] But less than two weeks later, on April 12, the Diamondbacks placed catcher Gerald Laird on the disabled list and recalled Schugel.[6] He made his MLB debut that day, pitching three innings in relief against the Los Angeles Dodgers, giving up two runs, including a homer, on five hits.[6]


  1. ^ a b "A. J. Schugel". 2015. Retrieved 12 April 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Macgruder, Jack (20 March 2015). "Scout's son Schugel opens eyes". FOX Sports. Retrieved 12 April 2015. 
  3. ^ Pitcher A.J. Schugel is on the fast track through the Los Angeles Angels’ farm system
  4. ^ Arizona Diamondbacks complete trades with acquisitions of Brandon Jacobs, A.J. Schugel, Todd Glaesmann
  5. ^ Webster, Allen (31 March 2015). "D-backs option Webster, Reynolds". ESPN. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Zimmerman, Kevin (12 April 2015). "D-backs recall A.J. Schugel, place Gerald Laird on disabled list". FOX Sports. Retrieved 12 April 2015. 

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