CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Hearing his name called during the third day of the MLB Draft wasn't a new experience for Virginia outfielder Cam Simmons.
On Wednesday, Simmons was selected by the Chicago White Sox with the No. 590 overall pick in Round 20 of this year's draft. Simmons returned from a shoulder injury that cost him the entire 2018 season to hit .260 with five home runs and 34 RBI as UVA's everyday center fielder this spring.
Despite that shoulder injury, the Texas Rangers drafted Simmons in Round 15 of last June's MLB Draft. But Simmons chose to return to UVA for a fourth college season instead of signing a pro contract with Texas.
As a sophomore in 2017, Simmons hit .352 with nine home runs and 57 RBI.
Simmons joins shortstop Tanner Morris and right-hander Noah Murdock as UVA players selected in this year's MLB Draft.