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Gators in MLB: Tucker traded to Cincinnati Reds

The former UF standout bounced from the Braves to their minor league team several times this season.

Updated: Tebow having hand surgery, likely out for year

Not even Tim Tebow can escape bad luck when it comes to player injuries within the New York Mets organization. The 30-year-old former Florida Heisman Trophy winning quarterback is out for the rest of the baseball season after breaking...

Former UF standout Alonso shines at All-Star Futures Game

New York Mets prospect and former UF standout Peter Alonso hit a two-run homer that reminded manager Torii Hunter of Mark McGwire as the United States beat the World 10-6 in a longball-filled All-Star Futures Game on Sunday. Alonso's seventh-inning...

Tebow placed on DL with hand injury

Binghamton outfielder Tim Tebow was put on the disabled list Saturday with a right hand injury and is scheduled to see a specialist in New York on Monday, the team said. Tebow was injured in Friday’s game while playing for...

Den Dekker helps Mets in his first game back in MLB

Special to Gatorsports.com NEW YORK — The New York Mets have promoted outfielder Matt den Dekker, a former University of Florida standout, on Wednesday. Den Dekker hit .286 with 11 homers and 34 RBIs in 63 games with Las Vegas. He...

No decision yet on when Singer starts in Royals’ system

By GateHouse Media Services Brady Singer is officially a professional baseball player. The former Eustis High and University of Florida standout pitcher agreed to terms with the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday after being the team’s first-round selection (18th pick overall)...

UF players, others with MLB first-round $igning bonuses

The signing bonuses for the first-round selections in the 2018 baseball amateur draft:1. Detroit, Casey Mize, RHP, Auburn, $7.5 million2. San Francisco, Joey Bart, C, Georgia Tech, $7,025,0003. Philadelphia, Alec Bohm, 3B, Wichita State, $5.85 million4. Chicago White Sox,...

Gators finish No. 3 in final poll

Yeah, we're late to the party on this final D1Baseball Top 25 rankings for the 2018 season that came out over the weekend. The NCAA tournament pretty much settles who the best teams are, but it's worth noting how...

Former UF catcher dies in Guatemala

Former Florida catcher Todd Johannes, known as a hard worker and good teammate, died two weeks ago of natural causes in Guatemala at 41 years old. Johannes played at Florida from 1996-99 under former Gator coach Andy Lopez. Last April,...

Updated roundup: Byrne decides to skip senior year, sign with Reds

There wasn’t good news for the Florida baseball team over the weekend as closer Michael Byrne decided to forego his senior season and join the Cincinnati Reds. Byrne had told UF coaches he planned to be back but sometimes...

Tebow, he’s an All-Star

By Gene Frenette, GateHouse Media Services While many observers gave Tim Tebow almost zero chance of reaching the big leagues when the New York Mets signed him in 2016 after a decade-long absence from playing baseball, it must now be acknowledged the...

UF’s Singer ready to embark on pro career

By Frank Jolley GateHouse Media Services EUSTIS -- The next time Brady Singer throws a baseball with a purpose, it will be his full-time job. A professional baseball player … a childhood dream he nurtured over the past three years as a...

Former UF pitcher thriving for Daytona Tortugas

By Zach Dean GateHouse Media Services DAYTONA BEACH — Like most locals kids, Scott Moss grew up going to Jackie Robinson Ballpark and watching the Daytona Cubs. The difference now, however, is Moss no longer watches from the stands. Instead, the former...

After CWS exit, Florida goal to replace core, sustain success

Florida’s fourth straight College World Series appearance ended short of the ultimate goal, repeating as national champions. The Gators still accomplished plenty during the 2018 season. Florida won an SEC regular season title and made it back to Omaha while...

Updated: Florida eliminated from CWS with 5-2 loss to Arkansas

Special to Gatorsports.com OMAHA, Neb. — Florida made a go of it, but couldn't get out of the hole it put itself in with last Sunday's loss in the College World Series opener. The same can be said for Friday's bracket...
Florida and Texas Tech

Photos: Gators advance at CWS

Florida held off Texas Tech 9-6 to advance to the finals bracket.

Florida survives, gets payback vs. Texas Tech at CWS

Special to Gatorsports.com OMAHA, Neb. — Florida survived another elimination game Thursday at the College World Series and at the same time got redemption against Texas Tech with a 9-6 win. Florida (49-20) will need to beat Arkansas (46-19) twice to return...

Gators get rematch with Texas Tech at CWS

With its season still on the line, Florida will get a second chance to knock off Texas Tech at the College World Series. The Gators (48-20) are hoping for a different result when they face the Red Raiders (45-19) on...

UF eliminates Texas from College World Series, to play Texas Tech again

By Eric Olson, AP Sports writer OMAHA, Neb. — Jackson Kowar's first inning didn't portend the stellar afternoon he was about to have Tuesday. He didn't give up a run in the first, but he threw 25 pitches. "Just reminded...

Staying power? Gators facing elimination at College World Series

Getting to Omaha wasn’t easy for the 2018 Florida baseball team. Staying there will be even harder. Defending national champion Florida put itself in a bind following its 6-3 loss to Texas Tech late Sunday night in its College World Series...