Former Tider Goes To Majors

TAMPA, Fla. -- Former University of Alabama All-American Dustan Mohr (Hattiesburg, Miss.) has been promoted to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Mohr, who was promoted from Class AAA Durham (N.C.) Bulls on Saturday, June 23, made his Devil Rays debut on Sunday against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Tropicana Field in Tampa.

Dustan Mohr joins Lance Cormier (Atlanta), Andy Phillips (New York Yankees) and Taylor Tankersley (Florida) as former Alabama players currently in Major League Baseball.

Mohr played 58 games at Durham and batted .229 (46-for-201) with nine home runs and 46 RBI before his promotion.

Mohr has played in 498 career Major League games since making his debut with the Minnesota Twins during the 2001 season. Overall, he is a .249 (338-for-1,335) hitter with 48 home runs and 154 RBI in his six-year career. Mohr has played with the Twins (2001-03), San Francisco Giants (2004), Colorado Rockies (2005) and Boston Red Sox (2006) during his Major League career.

In three years at Alabama (1995-97), Mohr played in 200 games and batted .312 (233-for-747) with 47 home runs and 178 RBI en route to All-America and All-SEC accolades. Mohr still ranks among the UA career leaders in home runs (4th), total bases (6th), starts (8th), doubles (9th), RBI (9th) and sacrifice flies (9th).

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