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Former Cat Vosler makes MLB debut

Infielder fouled out to third in a pinch-hitting role for the San Francisco Giants.
Jason Vosler
Jason Vosler slides home safely Sunday at Subway Field in the third inning of the Border Cats 5-0 win over Alexandria. (Leith Dunick,

THUNDER BAY -- Former Thunder Bay Border Cat Jason Vosler has joined the MLB club.

The infielder, drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 16th round in 2014, on Saturday pinch hit for San Francisco Giants starter Kevin Gausman in the eighth inning, fouling out to third.

The 27-year-old, who hit .304 in spring training, played for the Cats in 2013, hitting .275 with seven home runs and 47 RBI.

Vosler spent the past two seasons in the San Diego Padres organization and signed with the Giants in the off-season and was added to the team's 40-man roster.

He's the eighth former Border Cat to reach the major leagues, a list that also includes Seth Frankhoff, Matt Mangini, Blaine Hardy, A.J. Schugel, Jonathan Diaz, Ryan Court and Wes Parsons.

Leith Dunick

About the Author: Leith Dunick

A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith has been the editor of Thunder Bay Source for 19 years and has served a similar role with since 2009. Wants his Expos back. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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