Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/20/12
Champagne was not the only wet stuff Mike Jacobs rubbed from his eyes Tuesday. Jacobs was overcome with emotion when he was told in a meeting with Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers, Class AAA Reno manager Brett Butler and D-backs director of player development Mike Bell after Reno's 10-3 victory over Pawtucket in the Triple-A championship game that he was being promoted to the major leagues. "There were a lot of tears in that room. It was special," said Jacobs, who popped out as a pinch-hitter in the D-backs' 6-2 victory over San Diego on Wednesday. "It's pretty amazing when you see a guy with five or six years (and has) hit 30 home runs in the big leagues be as emotional as he was," said D-backs general manager Kevin Towers. Jacobs, 31, was purchased to provide a veteran left-handed power bat for the final two weeks of the season Wednesday, 2 1/2 years since his last appearance in the major leagues and 13 months after he was suspended for 50 games for testin...
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