LOS ANGELES – Former Georgia College lefthanded pitcher Michael Antonini (2006-07) recently received the best news of his professional career, a call up to the big leagues to become a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers bullpen.
Antonini replaces righty reliever Matt Guerrier who went on the 15-day disabled list.
The former Bobcat All-American will be used as either a long reliever or against lefties, according to Dodger head coach Don Mattingly.
A starter for the Albuquerque Isotopes this season, Los Angeles’ Triple-A team, Antonini compiled a 4.26 ERA and 1-0 record as a starter in four games this season.
According to the L.A. Times article, Antonini said he received a call from Albuquerque Manager Lorenzo Bundy at 1 a.m. to tell him he was taking his first trip to the majors.
The Aston, Pa. native was an All-American in for the Bobcats 2006 and in his two seasons after transferring from Glouster County College, went 18-7 with a 3.42 ERA. Antonini also fanned 153 in his 192 innings over that two-year span as the Bobcat ace.
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