SPRINGDALE, Ark. -- The Kansas City Royals announced on Tuesday the promotion of left-handed pitcher Sam Selman to Triple-A Omaha.
Selman is in his third season of minor league baseball and first with the Double-A Northwest Arkansas Naturals. During his time with the Naturals, the Austin, TX native made 16 starts and 12 relief appearances after transitioning to the bullpen on July 9.
The 6-foot-3 lefty was spectacular out of the bullpen boasting a 1.62 ERA, while allowing just three runs through 16.2 innings of work. Selman held his opponent scoreless in 11 out of 12 relief appearances.
Selman played college baseball at Vanderbilt University prior to the Royals selecting him in the second round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft. He began his professional career with Rookie-Level Idaho Falls in 2012 before being assigned to High-A Wilmington for the 2013 season. 2014 marks the first season Selman has been promoted in the system mid-season.
The Naturals open a six-game road trip through the Texas League South with three against the Corpus Christi Hooks and three with the San Antonio Missions tonight at 7:10 p.m. RHP J.C. Sulbaran (7-8, 3.10) will take the mound in the opener against Corpus Christi's RHP Mike Hauschild (2-7, 4.50). Northwest Arkansas will return to Arvest Ballpark for a four-game series against the Springfield Cardinals beginning Tuesday, August 19.
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The Northwest Arkansas Naturals are the Double-A Texas League Affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. The Naturals play at state-of-the-art Arvest Ballpark in Springdale, Ark. For more information including statistics, ticket options, and more, please visit NWANaturals.com, and follow us on Twitter @NWANaturals and Facebook.com/Naturals.
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