Monday, June 30, 2014

Mass. Native Ahmed Makes MLB Debut for AZ

(Cheryl Evans/azcentral sports)
Sunday was a big day for MLB debuts. The Red Sox initiated Mookie Betts, and East Longmeadow, Mass. native Nick Ahmed did the same for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ahmed—out of UConn—started at shortstop for Arizona and got his first major league hit in a 2-1 loss to the Padres. Ahmed was acquired from the Braves in the Justin Upton deal. When starting Arizona shortstop Chris Owings went on the DL, Ahmed was called up to fill the void. Best of luck to Nick!