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23rd Ducks Alumnus Called Up to Major Leagues

(Central Islip, N.Y., Aug. 12, 2021) – The Washington Nationals today called up left-handed pitcher Sean Nolin to the Major Leagues to start against the New York Mets at Citi Field. In doing so, he became the 23rd player in Long Island Ducks history to reach the MLB level after playing with Long Island.
 
Nolin pitched with the Ducks during the 2019 season. He compiled a 6-0 record with a 1.10 ERA in eight games (six starts), striking out 45 batters and walking just eight in 41 innings of work. His contract was purchased by the Seattle Mariners organization on June 6, 2019, and he went on to make 15 appearances (14 starts) with Triple-A Tacoma. After spending the 2020 season in Japan with the Saitama Seibu Lions, the Long Island native from Seaford signed with the Nationals. This year, he posted a 3-3 record with a 3.80 ERA and 52 strikeouts to 15 walks over 47.1 innings with Triple-A Rochester before his promotion to the big leagues.
 
The 31-year-old has previously pitched in the Major Leagues with the Toronto Blue Jays (2013-14) and Oakland Athletics (2015). In eight games (seven starts), he turned in a 1-3 record with a 6.89 ERA at the game’s highest level. Thursday’s start was Nolin’s first outing in the big leagues since October 3, 2015, when he tossed five innings of three-run ball against the Mariners, taking a no-decision in a 7-5 Athletics victory.
 
Following is the complete list of Ducks players to reach MLB after playing on Long Island:
 
PLAYER YEAR(S) WITH DUCKS PROMOTED BY PROMOTION YEAR
Sean Nolin 2019 Washington Nationals 2021
Mickey Jannis 2015 Baltimore Orioles 2021
Emilio Bonifacio 2018 Washington Nationals 2020
Fernando Abad 2018 San Francisco Giants 2019
Wilkin Castillo 2018 Miami Marlins 2019
Henderson Alvarez 2017 Philadelphia Phillies 2017
Quintin Berry 2017 Milwaukee Brewers 2017
Tim Melville 2017, 2019 Colorado Rockies                       2019
                                                                                             San Diego Padres                      2017
                                                                                             Minnesota Twins 2017
Rich Hill 2015 Tampa Bay Rays                        2021
                                                                                             Minnesota Twins                         2020
                                                                                             Los Angeles Dodgers                 2016-19
                                                                                             Oakland Athletics                        2016
                                                                                             Boston Red Sox 2015
Scott Rice 2008 New York Mets 2013-14
Lew Ford 2009, 2011-Present Baltimore Orioles 2012
Kip Wells 2010 San Diego Padres 2012
Justin Hampson 2010 New York Mets 2012
Joey Gathright 2010 Boston Red Sox 2011
Robinson Cancel 2010 Houston Astros 2011
Erick Almonte 2006 Milwaukee Brewers 2011
Jay Gibbons 2008 Los Angeles Dodgers 2010
Mel Stocker 2006 Milwaukee Brewers 2007
Nelson Figueroa 2006 Houston Astros                            2010-11
                                                                                             Philadelphia Phillies                     2010
                                                                                             New York Mets 2008-09
Ken Ray 2002 Atlanta Braves 2006
Bill Pulsipher 2004 St. Louis Cardinals 2005
Pedro Borbon Jr. 2003 St. Louis Cardinals 2003
Carlos Baerga 2001 Washington Nationals                   2005
                                                                                              Arizona Diamondbacks                2003-04
                                                                                              Boston Red Sox 2002
 
 
 


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