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Cody Davis Inks Free Agent Deal With Washington Nationals

WASHINGTON – University of Tampa baseball player Cody Davis has agreed to a free agent contact with the Washington Nationals, and has reported to the organization’s minor league camp.

The outfielder and right-handed pitcher had one year of eligibility remaining with the Spartans, after playing in 20 games as a junior. At the plate, Davis hit .313 with two triples and eight RBI.

The Loxahatchee, Fla., native also made 12 appearances on the mound, compiling a 2.70 ERA with two saves. While going 1-1 on the season, Davis threw 16.2 innings while registering 15 strikeouts.

Davis played one season for the Spartans after attending Hillsborough Community College for two years. He was previously a graduate of Glades Day School.

He becomes the eighth Spartan to be drafted or sign with an MLB team following the 2011 Draft.

University of Tampa players in 2011 MLB Draft (players in bold have signed with respective organizations)
Shane Riedie – Los Angeles Angels – Round 21 – Number 645
Shawn Pleffner – Washington Nationals – Round 26 – Number 787
Taylor Wrenn – Cincinnati Reds – Round 27 – Number 835
Frank DeJiulio – Los Angeles Angels – Round 38 – Number 1,155
Mike Bourdon – Tampa Bay Rays – Round 42 – Number 1,290
Patrick Donahue – Arizona Diamondbacks – Free Agent
Tim Kiley – Chicago White Sox – Free Agent
Cody Davis – Washington Nationals – Free Agent

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