After 7 years in baseball, MiLBer Buddy Baumann signs his first Major League deal with the Padres
Career MiLBer Baumann signs first Major League deal
When the Padres signed Buddy Baumann on Monday, it probably didn't turn many heads -- at least not as many as another reported pitcher signing this week. But Baumann's one-year deal was seven years in the making.
Baumann was drafted by the Royals in 2009, and he spent the next seven years working his way from Rookie ball to Triple-A. Now, almost 200 MiLB games later, he has signed his first Major League contract. It might have taken a little longer than he expected or hoped, but with the sign of a pen, Baumann went from career Minor Leaguer to a MLB roster. That's what's called achieving your dreams.
And it looks like he has the right "Sure, I'll get a goofy haircut on a bet" mentality to make it in the big leagues:
Gotta give props to Buddy Baumann.. Former MSU Bear pic.twitter.com/qF6r8jfprK- Brett Eibner (@Brett_Eibner) June 7, 2015