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Brandon Waddell's baseball journey led him to debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates and get to wear #68. Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the fifth round of the 2015 MLB draft, Waddell signed with the team and began his professional career with the West Virginia Black Bears. There were high hopes for Waddell, as he had been a key arm for the Virginia Cavaliers, who won the NCAA title that year.

After years of grinding in the minor leagues, Waddell's efforts paid off when he earned a spot on the Pirates' 40-man roster on Aug. 9, 2020. His major league debut on Aug. 14 against the Cincinnati Reds marked a significant milestone for the former fifth-round selection.

However, Waddell's time with the Pirates was brief, as he was designated for assignment after the 2020 season. Again, he was somewhat of a victim of the roster decisions that were made due to COVID-19. Finding a new opportunity, he joined the Minnesota Twins on Oct. 30, 2020, after being claimed off waivers.

Despite the ups and downs of his major league stints with the Twins, Orioles, and Cardinals, Waddell ventured into the international scene for the 2022 season. The past offseason, he signed with the Doosan Bears in the KBO League. Waddell, like so many other pitchers, looks to reestablish himself overseas and it will be interesting to see if he does make his way back to Major League Baseball.