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Quintet of Bulls picked in draft

Five members of the USF baseball team were selected on the second day of baseball's first-year player draft.

RHP Kevin Quackenbush, a former Jesuit standout, headed the list, going in the eighth round to the Padres. 2B Jonathan Koscso stayed close to home, getting picked in the 29th round by the Rays.

Between them went RHP James Moran (18th, Reds), LHP Juan Carlin (20th, Angels) and RHP Randy Fontanez (27th, Mets).

Florida LHP Alex Panteliodis, RHPs Tommy Toledo and Matt Campbell and 1B/OF Preston Tucker — all of Tampa — were among nine Gators selected. LHP Nick Maronde, RHPs Anthony DeSclafani and Greg Larson, SS Josh Adams and C Ben McMahon were also selected.

Two Alonso grads were taken: Panteliodis in Round 9 by the Mets and Toledo in Round 11 by Milwaukee. Tucker, a Plant alum, was selected by the Rockies in Round 16. Campbell, a Freedom alum, was selected in the 24th round by Philadelphia.

Maronde was a third-round pick by the Angels, and DeSclafani was selected by the Blue Jays in the sixth round.

Adams was selected in Round 13 by the Marlins. McMahon was selected in Round 23 by Milwaukee. And Larson was selected in Round 29 by the Angels.

RHP Shane Riedie was the first of three University of Tampa players selected, going in the 21st round to the Angels. OF Shawn Pleffner went in the 26th round to the Nationals, and 2B Taylor Wrenn went in the 27th to the Reds.

SPJC also produced three draft picks, including 3B Sean Buckley, who went in the sixth round to the Reds. Buckley's father is Cincinnati scouting director Chris Buckley. The Reds also took RHP Jon Matthews in the eighth round, and LHP Brett Lee went in the 10th to the Twins.

Three players were drafted out of Florida State, including first-rounder Sean Gilmartin, a left-hander taken by the Braves at No. 28. CF Michael McGee went in the 15th round to the Mariners and C Rafael Lopez in the 16th to the Cubs.

TWO SUSPENDED: Nationals RHP Jason Marquis and Diamondbacks RHP Esmerling Vasquez were suspended for throwing at hitters last weekend after both teams had been warned. Marquis was penalized five games and Vasquez three, and both were fined. Both pitchers appealed.

A'S: LHP Brett Anderson (sore left elbow) and 2B Mark Ellis (strained right hamstring) went on the 15-day disabled list. 2B Jemile Weeks was called up from Triple-A Sacramento.

CARDINALS: RF Allen Craig appeared to injure his right knee when he ran into a barrier trying to catch a foul ball in the first inning.

INDIANS: INF Wes Hodges was released to make room at Triple-A Columbus for former Yankees 1B Nick Johnson.

PHILLIES: SS Jimmy Rollins was diagnosed with a deep bone bruise in his right knee and might be headed to the disabled list. … Closer Brad Lidge, who had been in extended spring training in Clearwater trying to recover from right shoulder soreness, headed back to Philadelphia with elbow soreness.

RED SOX: Closer Jonathan Papelbon was suspended three games for bumping home-plate umpire Tony Randazzo during a ninth-inning meltdown Saturday. Papelbon appealed the decision.

ROCKIES: CF Dexter Fowler went on the 15-day disabled list with a left abdominal strain. The contract of OF Charlie Blackmon was purchased from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

TWINS: CF Denard Span, the former Tampa Catholic standout, was still feeling dizzy from a home-plate collision Friday with Royals C Brayan Pena and was sent back to Minnesota to be examined.

YANKEES: 1B Mark Teixeira left the game against the Red Sox in the first with a bruised right knee after being hit by a pitch from LHP Jon Lester.

Times staff writer Antonya English contributed to this report.

Quintet of Bulls picked in draft 06/07/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 12:25pm]
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