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.