Texas pitcher Andy McGuire (43) celebrates the final out of a 5-4 win over Kansas at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on March 18, 2018. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Andy McGuire drafted by Toronto Blue Jays during comeback season at Texas

Posted June 6th, 2018

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The Toronto Blue Jays have taken notice of Andy McGuire’s return to Texas’ dugout.

McGuire was scooped up by Toronto in the 28th round of the MLB Draft on Wednesday. McGuire was selected with the draft’s 836th overall pick.

Last year, Toronto took UT first baseman Kacy Clemens in the eighth round.

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McGuire was drafted as an infielder. This season, however, he had primary been used as UT’s closer. He has seven saves and a 2.03 ERA over 26 relief appearances. McGuire has also found limited playing time in the outfield and is hitting .263 with two home runs over 38 at-bats.

In 2014, McGuire made 19 starts at third base. McGuire transferred to USC Aiken following his sophomore year at Texas, but he returned to Austin soon thereafter. He returned to the Longhorns this season after not making the roster in 2016 or 2017.

McGuire has a year of eligibility left, so he will have until July 6 to decide if he wants to sign with Toronto. Last month, though, McGuire graduated and was recognized at UT’s Senior Day.

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