The achievement is a culmination of a long and winding career for Maggi. Check out Drew Maggi Baseball reference and stats here.
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Maggi attended Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix, Arizona. The Arizona Diamondbacks selected him in the 47th round of the 2008 MLB draft, but he did not sign.
Maggi enrolled at Arizona State University and played college baseball for the Arizona State Sun Devils.
On January 16, 2019, Maggi signed a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins that included an invitation to spring training. He became a free agent following the 2019 season.
Maggi was selected as an MILB.com Organizational All Star in 2019, and became a free agent after the season. On December 20, 2019, Maggi re-signed with the Twins.
Due to the cancellation of the Minor League Baseball season because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Maggi spent the 2020 season at the alternate training camp for the Twins and became a free agent at seasons end. On February 8, 2021, Maggi re-signed with the Twins on a minor league contract.
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Nearly 13 years after Drew Maggi was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates, the team promoted the infielder to the major leagues for Sunday’s game against the visiting Cincinnati Reds.
During that time, Maggi played in the minor leagues for six organizations, 13 seasons and 1,155 games without having competed in the big leagues.
“This is where it all started for me,” Maggi, who will turn 34 on May 16, told MLB.com on Sunday in Pittsburgh. “This whole year has been a big flashback of my younger self. I’m really happy with how it all turned out. I know that 13 years is really hard. There were a lot of ups and downs, a lot of different people, injuries, a lot of stuff happens. You never know when your days are numbered. So, being here, it feels right.”
A space was created on the Pittsburgh roster when Bryan Reynolds was placed on the bereavement list, which means the outfielder must miss a minimum of three games and no more than seven.
The 40-man roster spot opened after the Pirates moved Ji Man Choi from the 10-day to the 60-day injured list because of a strained Achilles.
He also played in the minors for the Los Angeles Angels (2015), Dodgers (2016-17), then-Cleveland Indians (2018), Minnesota Twins (2019, 2021) and Philadelphia Phillies (2022) before being traded back to Pittsburgh last year.
Maggi, who has played primarily shortstop, second base and third base, was hitting .194 with six hits and three RBIs over 31 at-bats in eight games for the Altoona Curve, a Pirates affiliate in the Double-A Eastern League
For his career, Maggi has totaled 589 runs, 978 hits, 45 home runs, 354 RBIs while batting .254 with a .349 slugging percentage, .347 on-base percentage and .697 OPS.
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Maggi was chosen to represent the Italian national baseball team in the 2017 World Baseball Classic and the 2019 European Baseball Championship.
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He played for the team at the Africa/Europe 2020 Olympic Qualification tournament in Italy in September 2019, and was suspended for 12 games for his part in a brawl in that tournament on September 21.
On August 3, 2022, the Phillies traded Maggi to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for cash.
He finished the year with the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians, playing in 28 games and hitting .219/.276/.323 with no home runs, 8 RBI, and 8 stolen bases. He elected free agency following the season on November 10.
On January 5, 2023, Maggi re-signed with the Pirates organization on a minor league deal.
He was assigned to the Double-A Altoona Curve to begin the year, playing in 8 games and going 6-for-31 with 3 RBI and 1 stolen base. On April 23, Maggi had his contract selected to the active roster.
Drew Maggi signed a 1 year / $570,500 contract with the Minnesota Twins, including $570,500 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $570,500.