George signs with Devil Rays
Seventeen-year old Darryl George is the latest of the region's emerging young stars to earn a shot at a professional baseball career.....
A product of the Werribee Giants Baseball Club, Darryl George this week signed a minor league contract with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Subject to a medical clearance, George will attend Spring Training in March 2011 and will subsequently suit up for a Rays affiliate in the Gulf Coast League.
While all details are still to be released, it is believed that George is still likely to attend the Major League Baseball Academy on the Gold Coast during June and July this year.
Selected as a position player by the Rays (third base), George was one of the outstanding players in Victorian State League Division Two last summer, picking up a string of awards including the Most Valuable Player.
George is currently in Perth representing Victoria at the Australian Schoolboys' Championship, where he has continued to impress with his outstanding hitting and defensive form (see Schoolboys links below).
The Geelong Baseball Association extends its congratulations to Darryl for securing this great opportunity at forging a professional baseball career.