Eastman Signs Minor League Deal with Toronto Blue Jays
June 16, 2015
Former Sheboygan A's pitcher Gunnar Eastman (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) has signed a minor league free agent contract with the Toronto Blue Jays.
Former Sheboygan A’s pitcher Gunnar Eastman (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) has signed a minor league free agent contract with the Toronto Blue Jays.
Eastman will travel to Florida this weekend before being assigned to a minor league affiliate of the Major League team.
“It has been a lifelong goal of mine to be able to play at the next level,” Eastman said to
. “It was a great feeling getting that call from the Blue Jays
and knowing I will get that opportunity. It’s pretty crazy when you
think you may never play the game you’ve been playing your whole life
again, but one phone call can change that.”
Eastman played a heavy role in the UWM bullpen as a senior, going
2-0 in a career-high 22 appearances, finishing second on the squad
with a 2.45 ERA. In 22 innings of work, he struck out 18 batters and
allowed opponents to bat just .203 on the year.
Eastman pitched for the Sheboygan A’s in 2013. He appeared in five
games, starting three with one complete game. In 19 innings pitched, he
picked up 16 strikeouts, and finished with a record of 1-2.
Information from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
was used in this story. Eastman photo by UWM.
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