Arkansas pitcher James Teague announced on Instragram on Tuesday that he will skip his senior season to sign with Baltimore.
Teague, drafted in the 37th round of the 2016 MLB Draft, is the second Hog drafted to make the decision to leave eligibility at Arkansas to go pro following fellow pitcher Zach Jackson who is signing with Toronto after being drafted in the third round.
Recovering from an arm injury that ended his 2015 season early, Teague finished the 2016 season with a 3-4 overall record and a 6.82 ERA in 18 appearances for the Hogs.
For his career he pitched in 49 games with a 10-8 record and a 4.58 ERA.
Here is Teague’s full statement he posted on Instagram:
“The last three years have exceeded my childhood dreams of one day playing as a Razorback. I could not be more grateful for all the support from my girlfriend, friends, and family along with the coaching staff for believing in me along the way. I have decided to continue my career with the Baltimore Orioles as I am very excited and grateful for the opportunity they have given me to fulfill another dream of playing professional baseball. Here at Arkansas we truly do have the greatest fans in the world and it has been a privilege to represent this State and such an amazing program. As always, Woo Pig!”