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Former Gamecock P Sam Dyson Makes MLB Debut With Blue Jays


Former South Carolina right-handed pitcher Sam Dyson (2008-09-10) made his Major League debut with the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday, July 5 vs. the Royals.  Dyson, a member of the 2010 national championship team, struck out one batter in 0.1 inning of relief.  Dyson is one of six former Gamecocks that have seen action this year in, "The Show."

(as of July 5, 2012)

MAJOR LEAGUES (Years Lettered at South Carolina)        Organization
James Darnell (2006-07-08) (on Disabled List)           San Diego Padres
Sam Dyson (2008-09-10)                                  Toronto Blue Jays
Steve Pearce (2004-05)                                  Baltimore Orioles
Brian Roberts (1999) (on Disabled List)                 Baltimore Orioles
Justin Smoak (2006-07-08)                               Seattle Mariners

TRIPLE-A (Years Lettered at South Carolina)              Team/Organization
Billy Buckner (2004)                                    Pawtucket/Boston Red Sox
Mike Cisco (2006-07-08)                                 Lehigh Valley/Philadelphia Phillies
Landon Powell (2001-02-03-04)                           Oklahoma City/Houston Astros
Steven Tolleson (2003-04-05)                            Norfolk/Baltimore Orioles

DOUBLE-A (Years Lettered at South Carolina)             Team/Organization
Jackie Bradley Jr. (2009-10-11)                         Portland/Boston Red Sox
Reese Havens (2006-07-08)                               Binghamton/New York Mets

HIGH-A (Years Lettered at South Carolina)                       Team/Organization
Blake Cooper (2007-08-09-10)                            Visalia/Arizona Diamondbacks
Justin Dalles (2009)                                    Delmarva/Baltimore Orioles
Bobby Haney (2009-10)                                   San Jose/San Francisco Giants
Whit Merrifield (2008-09-10)                            Wilmington/Kansas City Royals
Peter Mooney (2011) (on Disabled List)                  Dunedin/Toronto Blue Jays
Scott Wingo (2008-09-10-11)                             Rancho Cucamonga/Los Angeles Dodgers

LOW-A (Years Lettered at South Carolina)                        Team/Organization
Steven Neff (2009-10-11)                                        Augusta/San Francisco Giants
John Taylor (2010-11)                                   Clinton/Seattle Mariners

ROOKIE/SHORT-SEASON A (Years Lettered)          Team/Organization
Bryan Harper (2011)                                     Auburn/Washington Nationals
Evan Marzilli (2010-11-12)                              Missoula Osprey/Arizona Diamondbacks
Adam Matthews (2009-10-11-12)                           Billings/Cincinnati Reds
Adrian Morales (2010-11)                                        Burlington/Kansas City
Matt Price (2010-11-12)                                 Gulf Coast Orioles/Baltimore Orioles
Michael Roth (2009-10-11-12)                            Orem/Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Christian Walker (2010-11-12)                           Aberdeen/Baltimore Orioles

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