Florida's Magliozzi signs with Mets

Florida right-handed pitcher Johnny Magliozzi signed with the New York Mets, who drafted him in the 17th round.

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Published: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 6:58 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 6:58 p.m.

Right-handed pitcher Johnny Magliozzi signed with the New York Mets on Tuesday and will forgo his final two years of eligibility at Florida.

He had been taken in the 17th round at No. 506 overall by the Mets following his sophomore campaign and will be playing for the Brooklyn Cyclones of the New York-Penn League, the organization's Class A short-season affiliate.

Magliozzi led the Gators this season with a 2.67 earned run average and had a 4-2 record in 29 appearances, with four starts. He collected 12 saves, one shy of the school's single-season record shared by Danny Wheeler (1994) and Josh Fogg (1998), and had a hand in 16 of Florida's 29 wins. He ranked second on the team with 57 strikeouts, issuing 16 walks in 67 1/3 innings and opponents batted just .213 against him. Magliozzi had a 2-1 mark and notched seven saves in 13 SEC outings, while totaling 23 strikeouts and giving up 11 walks in 32.2 innings of league action.

In 45 career appearances at Florida, Magliozzi was 8-5 with a 3.46 ERA in 101.1 innings, with 78 strikeouts, 21 walks and 12 saves. He had previously been taken in the 35th round by the Tampa Bay Rays coming out of the Dexter School (Brookline, Mass.) in 2011.

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