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FGCU product Casey Coleman signs with Seattle

On Thursday, Casey Coleman, FGCU’s first Major League Baseball player, was one of five who signed with the Seattle Mariners.

Coleman, who was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 2008, spent last season with the Omaha Chasers, the Kansas City Royals’ minor league affiliate, where he went 5-4 with 54 strikeouts and a 4.92 ERA. In four seasons with the Cubs and the Royals, Coleman has gone 8-13 in Major League starts with a 5.72 ERA.

Coleman, a graduate and former player for Mariner High School in Cape Coral, Florida, joins another graduate and former player of Mariner High School, Mike Zunino.  

Although Coleman did not receive an invite to the Mariners’ spring training after signing a one-year minor league contract, he will hope to make an impact with its Triple-A team, the Tacoma Rainers, and eventually earn a spot on the Mariners roster.

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Miguel Rodriguez

Miguel Rodriguez is a sophomore communications major at FGCU. Miguel is from Lyndhurst, New Jersey, and has lived in the Cape for seven years. Rodriguez would one day like to be an anchor for Sportscenter on ESPN. Miguel supports Real Madrid, Arsenal, the Lakers, the Yankees, the Jets, and Orlando City Soccer Club. When not watching his favorite teams in action or covering sporting events, Miguel likes to play FIFA and spend time with friends, and family.

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