CLEVELAND — Sandy Alomar Jr. will become a major league manager someday. For now, he is staying with the Cleveland Indians.
Alomar, the bench coach who served as the club’s interim manager for six games after Manny Acta was fired in September, will return next season as new manager Terry Francona’s bench coach. (more…) (November 1, 2012, Page 10)
While many of the former Rebels will be looking to have a good time and re-connect with former teammates, one in particular will have a bit more in mind.
It went down to the final minutes, but Ole Miss pitcher Drew Pomeranz is now a professional baseball player.
Just before Monday’s midnight EDT deadline, the All-American pitcher signed a contract with the Cleveland Indians organization.
According to the Associated Press, the contract includes a $2.65 million signing bonus, which is just over the Major League Baseball suggested slot price for the No. 5 player ($2.52 million). (August 17, 2010, Page 6)
David Goforth has opted to return to Ole Miss for his junior season.
On Monday, the right-hander confirmed to RebelGrove.com that he has decided not to sign with the Cleveland Indians.
The Tribe, who drafted him in the 31st round of this month’s Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, had planned on “drafting-and-following” Goforth and keeping up with his progress in the Cape Cod Summer League, but that did not interest the former Neshoba Central standout. (June 22, 2010, Page 6)
A lot has changed for Drew Pomeranz since 2007.
For starters, when the left-hander was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 12th round — and subsequently was offered “considerably less than I’m about to get” — he was hovering over a computer awaiting his name to pop up via the dial-up connection.
On Monday, he was watching himself being interviewed by Peter Gammons and Harold Reynolds on the MLB Network, after being selected fifth overall by the Cleveland Indians. (June 9, 2010, Page 6)
It’s been long known that Ole Miss pitcher Drew Pomeranz had a chance at being the highest Rebel ever selected in the Major League Baseball Draft. The only question that remained was where would he land.
After months — years, really — of being scouted, analyzed and overanalyzed, the wait is finally over for the former Collierville (Tenn.) High standout.
On Monday, the Cleveland Indians selected the left-hander with the fifth overall pick in the MLB First-Year Player Draft. (June 8, 2010, Page 6)