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Kevan Smith finally debuts for Chicago White Sox

The former Pitt baseball player is officially back in the majors

MLB: Chicago White Sox-Spring Training Media Day Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

Former Pitt baseball player (and, for those that remember, football player as well) had his chance to make his major league debut earlier this season with the Chicago White Sox. Unfortunately for him, Smith injured himself in warmups and never got into the game.

But now, healthy again, Smith was again back in the spotlight and a few days ago, finally made his long-awaited debut with the White Sox. He’s played in three games so far but still remains hitless in eight at bats. He’s 0-8 at the plate, but did score his first major league run.

The 28-year old rookie twice got into the game as a catcher and once surfaced as a designated hitter.

Hopefully Smith gets some hits under his belt and has a chance to impress so that he can stick with the club next year out of Spring Training. And it goes without saying, but his presence in the majors is also a boost for Pitt’s baseball program, which can point to another guy that came through there and made it to the game’s highest level.

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