Monday, June 11, 2012

T.J. Oakes Signs with Colorado Rockies

Former Minnesota Golden Gophers pitcher signed with the Colorado Rockies. Oakes was selected in the 11th round by the Rockies in the MLB draft.

Oakes will officially join the organization on Monday and will be headed to Washington to play for the Rockies' short season Single-A affiliate.

Oakes is a 6'5", right-handed pitcher. He went 7-3 with a 2.31 ERA for the Gophers. He was third in the Big Ten in strikeouts with 78, while leading the conference in number of strikeouts looking at 28.

Congratulations to T.J. Oakes! Say 'hi' to Michael Cuddyer!

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