Matt Andriese

Matt Andriese
Andriese with the Tampa Bay Rays
Arizona Diamondbacks – No. 35
Born: (1989-08-28) August 28, 1989
Redlands, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 10, 2015, for the Tampa Bay Rays
MLB statistics
(through August 12, 2018)
Win–loss record 19–23
Earned run average 4.29
Strikeouts 302

Matthew Lee Andriese (/ænˈdrs/; born August 28, 1989) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Tampa Bay Rays.

Professional career

Amateur career

Andriese attended Redlands East Valley High School, where he played for the school's baseball team along with Tyler Chatwood. He was selected by the Texas Rangers in the 37th round of the 2008 MLB Draft, but did not sign with Texas. He enrolled at the University of California, Riverside, to play college baseball for the UC Riverside Highlanders baseball team.[1]

Minor leagues

The San Diego Padres selected Andriese in the third round of the 2011 MLB Draft.[1][2] He signed with the Padres, and pitched for the Lake Elsinore Storm of the Class A-Advanced California League in 2012.[1] He had a strong performance with the San Antonio Missions of the Class AA Texas League in 2013,[3][4] and was promoted to the Tucson Padres of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League during the season.

Tampa Bay Rays

On January 22, 2014, the Padres traded Andriese, Logan Forsythe, Brad Boxberger, Matt Lollis, and Maxx Tissenbaum to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for Alex Torres and Jesse Hahn.[5] He pitched for the Durham Bulls of the Class AAA International League during the 2014 season.

Andriese made the Rays' Opening Day roster out of spring training in 2015.[6] He made his major league debut on April 10, and made his first start on April 14.[7] He finished the 2015 season with 25 appearances (8 starts) and an ERA of 4.11.[8]

Once again in 2016 Andriese spent time in both the rotation and the bullpen, appearing in 29 games (19 starts), he went 8-8 with a 4.37 ERA.[9]

At the start of the 2017 season, Andriese was the 5th pitcher in the Rays rotation, he started the season going 5-1 with a 3.54 ERA in 12 starts before falling victim to a stress reaction in his hip. He was moved to the 60-day DL.

Arizona Diamondbacks

On July 25, 2018, Andriese was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for Michael Pérez and Brian Shaffer.[10]


  1. 1 2 3 Marshall, Pete (May 3, 2012). "Andriese is on". Retrieved January 22, 2014.
  2. Arritt, Dan. "Inland Empire: Locals selected in MLB draft - Los Angeles Preps Blog - ESPN Los Angeles". Retrieved January 22, 2014.
  3. "Andriese shines in Missions win". April 24, 2013. Retrieved January 22, 2014.
  4. "Andriese 5-0 with 2.19 ERA for Double-A Missions". May 12, 2013. Retrieved January 22, 2014.
  5. "Rays acquire Forsythe in seven-player deal with Padres". Major League Baseball. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  6. Dennis Maffezzoli. "Rays settle on Opening Day roster". Spring Training. Retrieved September 8, 2015.
  7. "Rays' Matt Andriese excited for first big-league start". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved September 8, 2015.
  8. "Matt Andriese Stats |". Retrieved 2017-07-19.
  9. "Matt Andriese Stats |". Retrieved 2017-07-19.
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