By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
September 11, 2018
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Former Florida State outfielder D.J. Stewart has been called up to the major leagues by the Baltimore Orioles.
Way to go DJ!— FSU Baseball (@FSUBaseball) September 11, 2018
He is the 70th Major Leaguer in FSU history and 50th to play under Coach Martin. https://t.co/rWoWo1quFI
Stewart played three years with the 'Noles, slashing .344/.481/.570 with 27 home runs and 168 RBI.
Selected 25th overall in the 2015 draft by Baltimore, Stewart spent 116 games this year with Triple-A Norfolk, where he hit .235 with 12 home runs and 55 RBI.
The Orioles are 41-102 this season, the worst win total the team has had since winning 64 games in 2009.
MASN's Roch Kubatko highlights the struggles the Orioles have undergone in 2018 with this stat.
If DJ. Stewart gets in a game, and you have to figure he will, he'll become the 55th player used by the #orioles this season, a new club record. And 14th to make major league debut, tying club record set in 1955.— Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) September 11, 2018
If Stewart makes an appearance, he'll be the eighth active former Nole to play in the MLB this year, joining Sean Gilmartin, Rafael Lopez, Buster Posey, Shane Robinson, Robby Scott, Devon Travis and Luke Weaver.