Phillies to Promote Former Jayhawk Zagurski to the Majors
May 24, 2007
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Former University of Kansas pitcher Mike Zagurski has been promoted to the major leagues by the Philadelphia Phillies. Zagurski, who was most recently with the double-A Reading Phillies, will join the team when the face the Atlanta Braves Friday.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
The 6-foot-0 lefty, who played at KU from 2004-05, had pitched six games with Reading and had a 1.29 ERA in six appearances. He had allowed just two hits and one run in seven innings of work.
Zagurski started the 2007 season in single-A with the Clearwater Threshers of the Florida State League. In 12 appearances with Clearwater, Zagurski had a 1.10 ERA and five saves in 16.1 innings pitched.
He is expected to fill out a spot in the Phillies’ bullpen.
Zagurski became the second former Jayhawk to advance to the big leagues in less than a week. On May 18, Travis Metcalf was called up to the Texas Rangers’ major league roster with an injury to Hank Blalock. Metcalf went 0-for-2 with a walk in his major league debut on May 19.
When Zagurski makes his major league debut, he will become the 21st Kansas product to appear in the majors.