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BSB | Burnes Called Up To Major Leagues

Former Saint Mary's baseball right-handed pitcher Corbin Burnes became the third program alum in the last four years to make his MLB debut.
Former Saint Mary's baseball right-handed pitcher Corbin Burnes became the third program alum in the last four years to make his MLB debut.
July 8, 2018

MILWAUKEE — Former Saint Mary’s All-American right-handed pitcher Corbin Burnes received a phone call Saturday that every player dreams of getting some day – a call up to the Major Leagues.

Burnes joined the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday for his first day on a Major League Baseball roster, bolstering the team’s bullpen depth after he made the switch from starter to reliever at the minor league level just weeks ago.

“A huge congratulations to Corbin, his awesome family and the Brewers,” said Saint Mary’s head coach Eric Valenzuela. “The Saint Mary’s College community couldn’t be more happy to see his success and MLB call-up. It is well deserved. He is a Gael for life and was extremely vital in helping us put Saint Mary’s baseball on the national map.”

Burnes becomes the third Gael to make his Major League debut in the last four years, joining Kyle Barraclough (2015) and Kyle Jensen (2016). The Brewers will travel to face Barraclough’s Miami Marlins for a three-game series starting Monday.

He was a fourth-round selection by the Brewers in 2016 after an impressive junior campaign with the Gaels. Burnes was twice named an All-American (Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball Newspaper) that year after going 9-2 with a 2.48 ERA and 120 strikeouts. He was named First Team All-West Coast Conference while helping lead SMC to its first-ever WCC regular season championship, first-ever WCC Tournament appearance and subsequently its first-ever tournament title, which led to the program’s first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

Burnes and the Brewers travel to the Bay Area at the end of the month for a four-game series versus the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on July 26-29.

 

 

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