DeVore Makes MLB Debut
PHOENIX, Ariz. - Former Hoosier baseball player Doug DeVore made his Major League Baseball Debut with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday.
Devore was called up from the Triple-A Tucson Sidewinders on April 30. First baseman Richie Sexson was placed on the 15-day disabled list, and DeVore was selected to fill his roster spot. DeVore saw his first Major League action when he was inserted to pinch-hit against the Chicago Cubs on May 6.
"I'm sure getting called up is a thrill for him and it's a thrill for us," IU coach Bob Morgan said. "We know he has the potential to be a big-time player. He got better every year he was here at Indiana, and he has continued to improve."
Prior to his call-up, DeVore was hitting .305 for the Sidewinders. The Dublin, Ohio, native played at Indiana from 1997-99. He was a first-team All-Big Ten selection as an outfielder in 1999, and finished his career with a .322 batting average.
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