PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Receiving the call to the show for the first time in his career, former Harvard baseball player Tanner Anderson '15 was called up to the major leagues by the Pittsburgh Pirates yesterday, June 27.
Drafted by Pittsburgh in the 20th round of the 2015 MLB Draft, Anderson will join the Pirates bullpen as a right-handed reliever. Prior to his promotion, Anderson spent the past season on the mound with Pittsburgh's triple-A affiliate, the Indianapolis Indians, where he posted a 2.34 ERA in 24 games and registered 24 strikeouts with only six walks over 34.2 innings.
The right-hander pitched for the Crimson from 2012-15, etching his name in the Harvard record books with most saves in a career (third) and most saves in a season (fifth). Anderson becomes the 32nd Harvard alumnus to appear in the majors and second active player, as Brent Suter currently pitches for the Milwaukee Brewers.