Daniel Coulombe, Relief Pitcher, Oakland Athletics, #35
Date of Birth: 10/26/1989
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri
College: Texas Tech University
Current Salary: $537,500
Daniel Coulombe, relief pitcher for the Oakland Athletics, was a top pitcher in high school. In his senior year, he was named Baseball America's State Player of the Year for Arizona. That year, he had 9 wins and no losses, 138 strikeouts, and a 0.75 ERA.
Coulombe was drafted in 2008 by the Los Angeles Dodgers but he opted instead to play for the University of Southern California. After playing for USC, he left and went to South Mountain Community College. In his junior year, while at his third college, Texas Tech University, he had a shoulder injury that resulted in Tommy John surgery.
The Dodgers drafted Coulombe again in 2012. He then played in their minor league system from 2012 through part of 2015. He first joined the Dodgers for 4.1 innings in 5 games in 2014. He spent most of that season in the minors, pitching 65.1 innings in 49 games.
Coulombe was traded to the Athletics on September 10, 2015. That season, he pitched 16.0 innings in 5 games with the Dodgers and 9 games with the Athletics and he had a 5.63 ERA. He also pitched 41.1 innings in 38 games in the minors.
In 2016, Coulombe pitched in 35 games with the Athletics. He finished the season with 3 wins and 1 loss, 54 strikeouts to 17 walks, and a 4.53 ERA in 47.2 innings.