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Former Cats hurler Weissert makes MLB debut

Yankees reliever roughed up in first big-league appearance.
Border Cats starting pitcher Greg Weissert delivers a pitch during his team';s 5-4 victory over the Alexandria Blue Anchors at Tbaytel Park on Friday. (FILE)

NEW YORK -- Greg Weissert is Lucky No. 13. 

Weissert, who debuted with the New York Yankees on Thursday night, became the 13th former Thunder Bay Border Cats player to make the major leagues. 

It definitely wasn't the start he was looking for, however. 

Weissert, 27, hit two batters and walked two in a third of an inning of work, responsible for three runs. 

The Fordham University graduate spent the 2015 season with the Border Cats, going 2-3 with a 1.74 ERA. He was taken in the 18th round of the 2016 draft by the Yankees and was enjoying a standout 2022 campaign at AAA, going 2-1 with a 1.76 ERA in 46 innings of relief for Scranton/Wiles-Barre. 

He's one of five former Cats to play in the big leagues this year, a group that includes Penn Murfee, Jason Vosler, Michael Papierski and Matthew Batten. 

Leith Dunick

About the Author: Leith Dunick

A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith is Dougall Media's director of news, but still likes to tell your stories too. Wants his Expos back and to see Neil Young at least one more time. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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