Sam Dyson Makes MLB Debut With Blue Jays
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Sam Dyson

July 6, 2012

Columbia, S.C. - 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."

SOUTH CAROLINA PLAYERS CURRENTLY IN PRO BASEBALL
(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) Frederick/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