Minnesota Golden Gophers pitcher TJ Oakes, who was an 11th round selection of the Colorado Rockies in the 2012 MLB Draft, has agreed to terms on a contract with the Rockies and will forgo his senior season.
"The Rockies were one of the teams that talked to me throughout this process so it wasn't a complete surprise, but it was exciting when they called my name," Oakes said. "Everyone has told me that their organization is a good fit for me and I'm happy to be included with the club. They took a chance on me, gave me this shot and I couldn't be more excited."
Oakes was 7-3 with a 2.32 ERA for the Gophers in 2012.
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