Steven Gruver signs with Twins; Matt Duffy signs with Astros

Steven Gruver didn't waste much time.

With the option of signing with Minnesota to start his professional career or wait to see who Tennessee hires to coach its baseball program, Gruver chose the Twins on Thursday just two days after they selected the pitcher in the seventh round of the draft with pick No. 238 overall.

Gruver finished his junior campaign as the top pitcher on the Vols staff, posting a 5-7 record with a 3.95 earned run average. Former teammate Matt Duffy also signed a deal with the Houston Astros after wrapping up his career as a UT third baseman with a .312 batting average and six home runs and getting picked in the 20th round with selection No. 610.

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bigsteve92 writes:

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they are looking for a coach it not so simple to just pluck a coach up. plus with the college world series just ending alot coaches werent going to talk while in the post season. do you want a good coach or just anyone. it takes time

voloffaith writes:

Serrano evidently was front leader with Mr. Hamilton,but rumors are now that Gamecock asst coach is top candidate . Tell will time.....

Volunatic writes:

Best of luck to both of them!

RUstilltalking writes:

Walters State produced a total of 10 draft picks altogether. Did UT do that?

Brillovol writes:

in response to RUstilltalking:

Walters State produced a total of 10 draft picks altogether. Did UT do that?

Very few programs did that. Vandy set an SEC record with 12 drafted and was most in the country. Nice try.

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