Scott McGough

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Scott McGough
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McGough with the Jacksonville Suns in 2013
Tokyo Yakult Swallows – No. 37
Born: (1989-10-31) October 31, 1989 (age 29)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Professional debut
MLB: August 20, 2015, for the Miami Marlins
NPB: March 30, 2019, for the Tokyo Yakult Swallows
MLB statistics
(through 2015 season)
Win–loss record0–0
Earned run average9.45
NPB statistics
(through August 13, 2019)
Win–loss record5–3
Earned run average3.07

Scott Thomas McGough (born October 31, 1989) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Tokyo Yakult Swallows of Nippon Professional Baseball. He made his Major League Baseball (MLB) debut with the Miami Marlins in 2015.


Los Angeles Dodgers[edit]

McGough attended Plum High School in Plum, Pennsylvania and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 46th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft, but did not sign. Instead, he chose to attend the University of Oregon, where he played for the baseball team. In the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft, he was drafted in the fifth round by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

McGough began his professional career in 2011 with the Rookie–level Ogden Raptors. He later earned a call-up to the Single-A Great Lakes Loons. In 2012, he started off the season with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.

Miami Marlins[edit]

On July 25, 2012, he and Nathan Eovaldi were traded to the Marlins for Hanley Ramírez and Randy Choate.[1]

McGough was promoted to the majors on August 20, 2015 and allowed three runs while only getting two outs against the Philadelphia Phillies.[2]

Baltimore Orioles[edit]

McGough was claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles on April 15, 2016.[3] He elected free agency on November 6, 2017.

Colorado Rockies[edit]

On November 23, 2017, McGough signed a minor league contract with the Colorado Rockies.[4] He was assigned to AAA Albuquerque Isotopes for the 2018 season. He elected free agency on November 3, 2018. He resigned a minor league deal on November 9, 2018.[5] McGough was later released on December 18, 2018.

Tokyo Yakult Swallows[edit]

On December 25, 2018, McGough signed with the Tokyo Yakult Swallows of Nippon Professional Baseball.


  1. ^ Gurnick, Ken (July 25, 2012). "Source: Dodgers acquire Hanley from Marlins". Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  2. ^ "Marlins 9, Phillies 7".
  3. ^ Orioles claim reliever Scott McGough off waivers
  4. ^ "Rockies' Scott McGough: Inks deal with Rockies". November 23, 2017. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  5. ^ Eddy, Matt (November 22, 2018). "Minor League Transactions: Nov 6 - Nov 21". Baseball America. Retrieved November 22, 2018.

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