Scott McGough continues his march toward the majors, or, as he has called it, “the climb up the mountain.”
The Plum native on Friday was promoted to the Triple-A level with the Miami Marlins, a day after being named a Southern League All-Star with the Double-A Jacksonville Suns.
McGough made his Pacific Coast League debut with the New Orleans Zephyrs on Friday when he started the second game of a doubleheader at Oklahoma City.
McGough, 23, has shined out of the bullpen this summer, posting a 4-0 record and a 2.17 ERA. Teams are batting .209 against the right-hander in 26 appearances.
His baseball resume includes being selected by the Pirates in the 46th round of the 2008 amateur draft. He bypassed the minors then and attended Oregon, where his stock drastically rose.
He was taken in the fifth round by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2011 draft and played in their lower levels before a trade last July sent him to Miami.
He was part of a four-player deal that sent all-star third baseman Hanley Ramirez to Los Angeles.
Bill Beckner Jr. is the local sports editor of the Valley News Dispatch. Reach him at email@example.com.
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.