Former 'Hoos have begun pro baseball careers

GREAT FALLS, Mt. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Former Virginia outfielder Cam Simmons is swinging the bat well to start his pro baseball career.

Simmons is hitting .364 through his first four games as a member of the Great Falls Voyager, the Pioneer League affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. Simmons was assigned to Great Falls after getting drafted by the White Sox in Round 20 earlier this month, and signing with Chicago on June 14.

Simmons got an $85,000 signing bonus from the White Sox, according to the MLB.com draft tracker.

With Simmons -- who turned down a chance to sign with the Texas Rangers last summer to return to UVA for the 2019 season -- under contract, all three Wahoos selected in this year's MLB Draft have begun their pro careers.

Infielder Tanner Morris, a fifth-round pick by the Toronto Blue Jays, is hitting .235 with two doubles and three RBI through nine games with the Vancouver Canadians. Right-hander Noah Murdock threw three shutout innings out of the bullpen -- giving up two hits and walking two while striking out a pair -- in his lone appearance for the Burlington Royals. Murdock was a seventh round pick by the Kansas City Royals.



 
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