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Nebraska Baseball

Former Nebraska Pitcher Gets His Shot in the Majors

July 27, 2017

Aaron Bummer’s summer is looking to be anything but a bummer after the former Huskers’ pitcher was called up to the Majors by the Chicago White Sox.

Chicago has had plenty of Nebraska flavor of late, with the football team descending on the Windy City for Big Ten Media Days and the White Sox recently trading former Husker Dan Jennings to the Tampa Bay Rays early Thursday morning.

Bummer has played in the Minor Leagues since he was drafted in 2014 by the White Sox. In three appearances with the Triple-A Charlotte Knights in 2017, Bummer earned a 1.80 ERA in five innings of work. In Double-A ball, Bummer logged 33.0 innings over 17 appearances (one of them a start) with a 3.00 ERA, 34 strikeouts and a perfect 3-for-3 record in save opportunities.

In three seasons with the Huskers, the lefty from Frisco, Texas, appeared in 51 games, posting an 11-6 record with a career 3.06 ERA. In 2014, Bummer was named to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team after the Huskers finished second.

Bummer will wear No. 70 for the White Sox, according to a press release.

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