NASHVILLE – Former Vanderbilt standout Matt Buschmann has been named bullpen coach for the Toronto Blue Jays following a one-year stint as assistant director of run prevention with the San Francisco Giants, the club has announced.
During an 11-year pro career, Buschmann logged 1,612-plus innings, wrapping his career with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2016. He spent spring training with the Blue Jays in 2017 before hanging up his cleats and joining the Giants’ coaching staff.
The 34-year-old becomes the 14th active Commodore to impact major league franchises outside of the playing field. Carter Hawkins headlines the group after being promoted from within the Cleveland Indians’ organization to Assistant General Manager following the Tribe’s 2016 trip to the World Series.
Buschmann was selected in the 15th round of the 2006 MLB Draft following a record-setting career on West End. He finished his career with 23 career wins which ranks tied for sixth in team history. He is one of eight VU pitchers to throw nine innings in a postseason game, doing so against Michigan on June 2, 2006.