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Former Florida Gators pitcher Kirby Snead called up to majors


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Former University of Florida standout relief pitcher Kirby Snead was called up to the Major Leagues by the Toronto Blue Jays, the team announced Monday.

More: Gators continue strong MLB draft presence under O’Sullivan

Snead, a Santa Fe High School standout player, was 2-0 with a 2.01 earned-run average at Triple-A Buffalo. The 26-year-old, selected in the 10th round of the 2016 draft out of UF, struck out 43 batters in 31.1 innings for Buffalo.

Snead became the 77th former UF player to make a MLB roster. Of those, 24 played under current head coach Kevin O’Sullivan. 

The Gators’ 2016 MLB draft class has five players on major league rosters: pitcher A.J. Puk (Athletics), Dane Dunning (Rangers), Pete Alonso (Mets), Shaun Anderson (Orioles) and Snead. Scott Moss, Logan Shore and Buddy Reed are in the minor leagues from that class.

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