Friday, February 6, 2009
Matt Bruback was a minor league pitcher, but now he is known as the inventor of the Balance Pro SportBelt. Matt was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 47th round of the 1997 draft. He played in the Cubs minor league organization working his way up to AAA Iowa, then he was traded to the Pirates with Jose Hernandez and Bobby for Aramis Ramirez and Kenny Lofton. He pitched in four games for AAA Nashville before he was claimed off waivers by the Padres. He pitched 1o innings saving two games for AAA Portland. The 2004 season was split between the Padres organization and Baltimore, AAA Portland and AA Bowie, pitching in 14 games for the Beavers. In 2005 he pitched at AA and AAA for the Orioles, and in 2006 he pitched in A and AA for the Orioles. I believe that I got the card in an ebay lot.