Josh Sullivan
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-07-05) July 5, 1984 (age 36)
Place of birth: Little Rock, Arkansas
Career information
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
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Joshua David Sullivan (born July 5, 1984) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. Prior to becoming a professional, Sullivan attended Auburn University, where he played college baseball and college football for the Auburn Tigers.


Sullivan attended Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, graduating in 2002.[1][2] He played for the baseball and American football teams at Little Rock Central. Recruited as a pitcher and infielder by many baseball programs, Sullivan chose to enroll at Auburn University, which offered him the opportunity to play football as well as baseball.[3]

Sullivan played college baseball for the Auburn Tigers baseball team. He was also a walk-on for the Auburn Tigers football team as a quarterback, backing up Jason Campbell as a redshirt freshman, surpassing Brandon Cox on the Tigers' depth chart.[4][5][6] As a sophomore, Sullivan chose to pursue baseball full-time, giving up football.[7]

The Rockies drafted Sullivan in the fifth round of the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft.[1] He endured arm surgeries that limited his appearances in minor league baseball.[8] These surgeries included shoulder surgery in 2007, elbow surgery in 2008, and elbow ligament replacement surgery in March 2009.[1] Sullivan opened the 2011 and 2012 seasons with the Tulsa Drillers of the Class AA Texas League.[9][10]

The Rockies added Sullivan to their 40-man roster after the 2012 season.[11] Sullivan was designated for assignment on August 1, 2013, to make room on the 40 man roster for Chad Bettis.[12]


Sullivan is the third of nine children.[13] His father played college football for the Arkansas Razorbacks football team.[14] He is married; his wife's name is Lyndsey.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Thursday's Texas League: Outing worth wait for LR’s Sullivan". May 14, 2011. Retrieved November 5, 2012.
  2. "Relaxed Sullivan shuts out Travs". August 24, 2011. Retrieved November 5, 2012.
  3. Tate, Jay G. (March 16, 2003). "Auburn Freshman A Hit On 2 Fields". Montgomery Advertiser. Retrieved November 5, 2012. (subscription required)
  4. Medley, Joe (March 10, 2003). "Walk-on work earns No. 2 role for QB Sullivan". The Anniston Star. Retrieved November 5, 2012. (subscription required)
  5. Medley, Joe (August 11, 2003). "Sullivan leading back-up QB race". The Anniston Star. Retrieved November 5, 2012. (subscription required)
  6. Gadsden Times - Google News Archive Search
  7. Times Daily - Google News Archive Search
  8. "Tri-City's Sullivan: Keeps Fighting His Way Back - SWX Right Now-Sports for Spokane, CdA, Tri-Cities, WA". July 8, 2010. Retrieved November 5, 2012.
  9. "Drillers Update". Tulsa World. Retrieved November 5, 2012.
  10. Lewis, Barry (March 31, 2012). "2012 Drillers roster includes former Bishop Kelley pitcher Parker Frazier". Tulsa World. Retrieved November 5, 2012.
  11. "Rockies transactions for November 2 | News" (Press release). November 2, 2012. Retrieved November 5, 2012.
  12. "Rockies select contract of Chad Bettis | News". January 8, 2013. Retrieved November 1, 2013.
  13. Gadsden Times - Google News Archive Search
  14. Gadsden Times - Google News Archive Search

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