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Monday, June 13, 2011

Three Bulldog baseball players turn pro

Three Georgia baseball players - OF Chase Davidson and pitchers Cecil Tanner and Ben Cornwell - have decided to sign contracts the week after being drafted.

Davidson was a 41st round pick of the Houston Astros. He hit .278 with seven homers and 31 RBI this season.

Tanner was a 23rd round pick of the Oakland A's after making just seven appearances this year, with a 2.45 ERA.

Cornwell was undrafted, but signed a free agent contract with the Seattle Mariners. he went 1-3 with a 5.68 ERA in 13 appearances this year, including seven starts.

Pitcher Matt Taylor signed last week after being a fifth-round pick of the Baltimore Orioles.

Georgia is awaiting word on two other current players who were drafted and 11 signees. The highest pick, Zach Cone (37th overall) is expected to sign. The signing deadline is Aug. 15.

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