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Corey Knebel breaks strikeout record to start MLB season

Former Longhorns pitcher Corey Knebel broke the modern record for consecutive relief appearances with at least one strikeout to start the season in Thursday’s win over Pittsburgh. .@coreyknebel29 sets the modern @MLB record for relievers to start a season with his 38th consecutive … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Finally, Skip Johnson gets his chance to shine as a head coach (at Oklahoma)

Skip Johnson has arrived. So what took him so long? Until Monday, when he was named the 10th head baseball coach in Oklahoma history, Johnson was a career assistant despite a highly successful run as a junior-college coach. To be honest, he was held back by school administrators who didn’t … Read More

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Corey Knebel on verge of breaking record to start MLB season

Former Longhorns pitcher and current Milwaukee Brewer, Corey Knebel, is on the verge of breaking a pitching record set in 2014 by Aroldis Chapman of the Cincinnati Reds. .@coreyknebel29's 37 straight relief appearances with at least 1 K to start a season ties an … Read More

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Former Texas assistant hired to lead Oklahoma’s baseball team

Next season, Texas’ biggest rival will be led by an old friend. Oklahoma announced on Monday that Skip Johnson has been named its baseball team’s 10th head coach. Johnson served as Pete Hughes’ pitching coach at Oklahoma in 2016. Hughes resigned earlier this month. “It’s an … Read More

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Ex-Texas infielder Bret Boswell a finalist for Gold Glove award

Once a shortstop, Texas redshirt junior Bret Boswell was moved to second base for the 2017 season. It may have been a golden opportunity for the infielder. Boswell has been named a finalist for the ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Award that will be given to the nation’s top second baseman. Playing … Read More

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Texas ex Stubbs making most of home with Express

Center fielder batting .308 and catching most everything. Some tweaks helping 32-year-old show new side to his game. Nine-year major league veteran also is an excellent golfer. Drew Stubbs relishes a return to the major leagues, but in the meantime it’s pretty nice to be able to drive to his … Read More

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Next baseball game for some Longhorns will be played in the minor leagues

The dominoes have started to fall at Texas. Eleven Longhorns and four Texas signees were taken in this week’s MLB Draft. A dozen of those draftees have collegiate eligibility remaining, so they have until July 15 to decide whether to start their professional careers or play … Read More

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Waiting game begins for Texas after MLB teams use draft picks on UT underclassmen

Texas had its name called a lot over the course of this week’s three-day, 40-round MLB amateur draft. Eleven Longhorns were taken, tied with Michigan for the most in the country. Was that, though, a good or bad thing for the Longhorns? Besides the 11 Longhorns — including eight who … Read More

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The 10 best Texas baseball MLB draft picks

Texas baseball has produced 31 Major League Baseball first-round picks, a few of these selections went on to great careers and some never made it to the show. Other players weren’t first-round picks, but still made it to the big leagues and played for decades. But who are the 10 best … Read More

Back in blue: Texas’ Morgan Cooper eager to sign with Dodgers, start his pro career

For Texas pitcher Morgan Cooper, it’s back to the blue. On Monday, the Longhorns right-hander was taken by the Los Angeles Dodgers with the 62nd overall pick of the MLB first-year player draft. The second-round selection means that Cooper, whose draft position is valued at $1 … Read More

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Baseball teams continue to call on Texas during MLB Draft’s final day

MLB teams kept calling Texas’ Longhorns on Wednesday. Between pitcher Morgan Cooper and first baseman Kacy Clemens, Texas had five players selected over the MLB Draft’s first two days. (Only LSU and Kentucky had more). MLB teams continued to scoop up Longhorns … Read More

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Texas 1B Kacy Clemens to begin pro career in Toronto’s farm system

Texas senior first baseman Kacy Clemens may need to make sure his passport is valid before his next baseball game. On Tuesday, the Toronto Blue Jays used an eighth-round pick on Clemens. The 249th overall selection in the MLB First-Year Draft, Clemens was chosen 13 picks after UT second baseman … Read More

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Texas infielder Bret Boswell joins Nick Kennedy among Colorado Rockies’ draft picks

After years in burnt orange apparel, Bret Boswell may soon find himself wearing purple. Boswell was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the eighth round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday. One year after Pittsburgh burned a 40th-round waiver on Boswell, the Texas infielder was the 236th player … Read More

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Texas pitcher Kyle Johnston taken by Washington in MLB Draft’s sixth round

Another Texas arm is off the board. Texas junior Kyle Johnston was selected by the Washington in the MLB First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday. The Nationals spent a sixth-round pick on Johnston, who was the 193rd overall selection. The right-handed Johnston joins fellow pitchers Morgan Cooper and Nick Kennedy … Read More

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Fifth-round selection of Texas’ Nick Kennedy continues a trend for Colorado Rockies

Once again, the Colorado Rockies have found a pitcher on Texas’ campus. Texas sophomore left-hander Nick Kennedy was scooped up by Colorado in the fifth round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday. Kennedy was the 146th player off the board. This marks the third straight year that Colorado … Read More

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Los Angeles Dodgers select Texas ace Morgan Cooper in MLB Draft’s second round

Morgan Cooper’s professional career may just begin where his collegiate career ended. The Texas right-hander was taken Monday night by the Los Angeles Dodgers with the 62nd overall pick of the MLB first-year player draft. That was in the second round. The 6-4, 215-pound pitcher is the first Longhorn drafted … Read More

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Pair of Texas recruits selected on MLB Draft’s first day

One week after its season ended, Texas baseball may have suffered two more losses on Monday. Two members of the Longhorns’ 2017 signing class were selected on the first day of the MLB’s first-year player draft. The Milwaukee Brewers chose Arlington Martin outfielder Tristen Lutz in … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas athletics is (a) dead (b) struggling or (c) about to thrive

Save for track and field, the book is almost closed on this latest Texas athletic season. Thankfully. So it’s time to give out our awards of bests and worsts. Yes, there were some bests. There really were. Eddie Reese is a consummate winner who needs a statue and should be … Read More

Buying Bevo: If Texas was a stock, market signals indicate it’s time to get in now

Wall Street loves a good story. Corporate executives spend time with shareholders, research analysts and the public talking up their companies in hopes of goosing the stock price — the ultimate arbiter of success or failure. But sometimes, blue chip stocks get so oversold, so beaten … Read More

Following David Pierce’s debut season, Texas baseball looks forward to 2018

In all likelihood, Texas’ 2017 baseball season was going to end with a loss. Unless the Longhorns won it all — a six-time feat for the program — the last edit to Texas’ record would be in the loss column. That was the case on Monday, when a 2-1 loss … Read More