Monday, June 22, 2009

DeGeorge '09 signs with Cleveland Indians

Make that four Tigers who have signed with pro baseball teams this month.

Infielder Dan DeGeorge '09, who led the baseball team this season with a .349 batting average and 53 hits, has signed with the Cleveland Indians and will report to the Class A Mahoning Valley Scrappers.

DeGeorge's decision to bypass the draft is not uncommon among Princetonians. In fact, he's the fourth graduating senior in five seasons to do just that.

With this latest news, there are now nine Tigers playing professional baseball: three at in the Major Leagues and six in the Minor Leagues.

Earlier this month, David Hale, Brad Gemberling and Jack Murphy were all drafted-- by the Atlanta Braves, Arizona Diamondbacks and Toronot Blue Jays, respectively.