Jennings Called Up by Marlins
Lincoln - Dan Jennings became the latest Husker to be reach the Majors, as the Florida Marlins called up the reliever on Sunday, April 29. A ninth-round pick by the Marlins in 2008, Jennings began his career as a starter before converting to a reliever in 2009. He reached Triple-A New Orleans in 2010 and had a 2.08 ERA over 8.2 innings of work with 10 strikeouts for the Zephyrs this season.
A product of Valley High in West Des Moines, Iowa, Jennings joined the Huskers in 2006 and pitched three seasons at Nebraska before being drafted following his junior season. A 2008 honorable-mention All-Big 12 pick, Jennings was 6-3 with four saves as a junior with a 3.39 ERA. The lefty struck out 75 batters in 77 innings in 2008 and tossed 30.1 consecutive scoreless innings from March 18 until April 22.
Jennings' call up comes less than two weeks after Thad Weber earned his first trip to the Majors with the Detroit Tigers. Steve Edlefsen was also recalled by the San Francisco Giants on Saturday, April 30. Edlefsen was first called up by the Giants last August.