Posted June 04, 2012 on
Mike Zunino became the first Florida player to be selected in the first round since Matt LaPorta was tabbed in 2007. The junior All-American catcher was announced as a finalist for the Johnny Bench Award on Monday just hours before being taken with the third overall pick by the Seattle Mariners, making Zunino the highest Florida player ever taken in the MLB Draft.

LaPorta Recalled, Damon Placed on Paternity List

Many people have been calling for this for days and weeks, and it’s finally here. Although it’s likely not how people expected it. Matt LaPorta will make the move from AAA Columbus to Cleveland today, replacing Johnny Damon on the active roster. Here is the news from Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer: Left fielder Johnny Damon will to leave the Indians and go on the paternity...

Indians place Damon on paternity list, call up LaPorta

The Cleveland Indians have placed outfielder Johnny Damon on the paternity list, the team announced Sunday. To take his roster spot, the Indians have recalled infielder/outfielder Matt LaPorta from Class AAA Columbus. The 18-year veteran can stay on the paternity list up to three days He is hitting .180 with one home run and five RBIs in 25 games. LaPorta was hitting .307 with...

6/3: Twins at Indians

Roster Move: The Indians have finally brought up Matt LaPorta from AAA Columbus. Johnny Damon was put on the "having a baby" list, which made room for LaPorta on the 25-man roster.

Mike Zunino Selected 3rd Overall In MLB Draft By Seattle Mariners

The Florida Gators’ 2012 baseball season isn’t over, but the future of one individual on the roster just became a little clearer. On Monday night, junior catcher and reigning SEC Player of the Year Mike Zunino was selected third overall in the first round of the MLB Draft by the Seattle Mariners. Going third overall makes Zunino the highest selected Gator in the history of the...
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