Ex-Pope Baseball Star Signs With Cubs

After being drafted in June, Duane Underwood is reporting for rookie-league duty in Arizona.

Duane Underwood turns 18 next week. The former baseball star got an early start on the celebration by signing a professional contract with the Chicago Cubs, who recently made him in the Major League Baseball draft. 

Terms of the agreement were not announced; Underwood will report to the Cubs' rookie team in Mesa, Ariz.

Underwood, a right-handed pitcher, was 6-1 with a 2.36 ERA with the Greyhounds as a senior, striking out 75 in 50-1/3 innings.

He had signed a scholarship offer last fall to play baseball at the University of Georgia. 

Two of his rookie teammates with the Cubs are the sons of famous athletes: Shawon Dunston, Jr., whose father Shawon Sr. was a star shortstop with the Cubs, and Trevor Gretzky. His father is hockey Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky. 

Gaylord Ove July 14, 2012 at 12:58 PM
Hopefully he progresses quickly!!


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