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IU baseball alum Jonathan Stiever added to Chicago White Sox 60-man player pool


Then-freshman Jonathan Stiever throws one of the first pitches of the game against Butler in 2016 at Bart Kaufman Field. Stiever is the seventh former Hoosier to be named to a major league team's player pool for the upcoming season. IDS file photo and Katelyn Rowe

Former IU baseball pitcher Jonathan Stiever was selected Tuesday to the Chicago White Sox’s 60-man player pool, according to the organization.

During Stiever’s three-year stint from 2016-18 with the Hoosiers, he posted a 3.56 earned run average with 184 strikeouts and 11 wins. Following Stiever’s junior season, the right-handed pitcher was selected in the fifth round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the White Sox.

Stiever’s addition marks the seventh Hoosier to be named to a 60-man player pool throughout the major leagues. Former IU pitchers Kyle Hart, Caleb Baragar and Aaron Slegers, and former IU position players Kyle Schwarber, Josh Phegley and Alex Dickerson were also added to their respective teams’ player pools.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, MLB transitioned from a 162-game schedule to a 60-game schedule. All 30 teams were allotted up to 60 players for use throughout the abbreviated training camp, which began in early July.

The MLB season is scheduled to begin Thursday, July 23.

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