UF's Harris signs with Red Sox


Florida pitcher Ryan Harris became the fifth member of the 2014 team to sign a professional contract when he came to terms with the Boston Red Sox.

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Published: Monday, June 30, 2014 at 3:55 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, June 30, 2014 at 3:55 p.m.

Florida pitcher Ryan Harris became the fifth member of the 2014 team to sign a professional contract when he came to terms with the Boston Red Sox.

Harris had been chosen in the 26th round with the 794th overall pick and will forgo his final year of eligibility at UF. He has been assigned to the Lowell Spinners of the Class A Short-Season New York-Penn League, joining Gator teammate Karsten Whitson.

In 2014, Harris posted a 3-2 record and compiled a 3.00 earned run average in 27 appearances, including his first career start. He led the SEC champions with five saves and was part of three shutouts.

Over his collegiate career, Harris was 10-6 with a 3.09 ERA in 80 appearances, with five saves. He totaled 82 strikeouts in 110.2 innings.

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