Gators News: Former Florida baseball player gets his debut MLB call-up

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A new month has arrived! Today is the first day of July, a month packed with excitement that includes the Major League Baseball and National Basketball Association amateur drafts plus the Tokyo Olympics. But before we dive head-first into the next summer month the Gators baseball team got some good news when another one of its own finally made it to the big leagues. Here is a look at the latest pride of the Orange and Blue.

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https://twitter.com/GatorsBB/status/1410294846674374673 The baseball program added yet another one of its alumni into the Major League Baseball ranks when the Chicago Cubs promoted catcher Taylor Gushue from Triple-A Iowa to the big league squad on Wednesday. The 27-year-old played for Florida from 2012 to 2014 and will be coached in the Windy City by former Gator David Ross, who currently serves as the team's manager. Gushue represents the 76th UF alumnus to make it to the big leagues. He went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts in three plate appearances in his first MLB game Wednesday night.

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