Tyler Heineman

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Tyler Andrew Heineman

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Biographical Information[edit]

Catcher Tyler Heineman's brother, Scott Heineman, also made his major league debut in 2019. He played 5 games for the Miami Marlins that season, then moved to the San Francisco Giants in 2020, playing 15 games.

He was originally drafted by the Houston Astros in the 8th round of the 2008 amateur draft out of UCLA. Shortly before the 2017 season, he was purchased by the Milwaukee Brewers, then after the 2018 season signed as a free agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Marlins purchased him in June of 2019 and he made his debut in early September. After the 2020 season, he continued to move around, being in the St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies organizations before returning to the majors as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays early in the 2022 season. He was supposed to spend the year with the AAA Buffalo Bisons, backing up top prospect Gabriel Moreno, but when starter Danny Jansen was injured after three games, he was called up to act as the major league team's third catcher, behind Alejandro Kirk and Zack Collins. When Jansen returned, he was placed on waivers and was claimed by the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 16th.

He has entertained his clubhouse mates with his magic tricks.

Further Reading[edit]

  • T.R. Sullivan: "A pair of brothers, a pair of MLB journeys", mlb.com, February 2, 2020. [1]

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