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Baseball: Ex-UL shortstop Trahan gets first MLB call from the Reds

Tim Buckley, The Advertiser, Sept. 3, 2018

Former UL shortstop Blake Trahan has been promoted to the majors. (Photo: Advertiser file photo)z

UPDATE: Former Ragin' Cajuns shortstop Blake Trahan made his MLB debut Monday, two days after getting his first promotion to the majors. Trahan started at short for the Cincinnati Reds and got his first hit in the big leagues, a single while going 1-for-3 in a 5-1 loss at Pittsburgh.

The call came Saturday for former UL shortstop Blake Trahan.

The call, that is, to the majors.

The Cincinnati Reds promoted the former Ragin’ Cajuns star from Louisville of the AAA International League, where he was hitting .245 with two home runs, 17 doubles and 31 RBI in 444 at-bats this season.

The Kinder High product played three seasons for UL from 2013-15, and won Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year honors after his final season as a Cajun.

Trahan’s climb as a pro to the bigs began in 2015, when the Reds selected him in the third round of Major League Baseball Draft.

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He spent all of last season with Pensacola of the AA Southern League.

According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, “The Reds have been without a true backup shortstop since Alex Blandino was injured.”

Saturday was the first day MLB teams were permitted to expand their active rosters from 25.

The Reds played Saturday at St. Louis.

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