Former Eagle returns to majors

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Will Cheney

Former Georgia Southern University southpaw Everett Teaford made it back to the major leagues after being called up by the Kansas City Royals on Sunday.

Teaford allowed no runs and one hit against the Cleveland Indians over two thirds of an inning. This was Teaford’s first major league game since September 30, 2012.

After making his MLB debut in 2011, the last three seasons have seen Teaford in a relief role with the Royals, including several spot starts. Teaford also spent some time in Triple-A Omaha this season where he went 3-2 with 2.88 ERA in 23 games.

From 2011-2013, Teaford compiled a 3-5 record with a 4.25 ERA. With 37 of his 45 appearances coming in relief, he has put up 63 strikeouts over 106 innings pitched.

Outside of his time with the Royals, Teaford has spent parts of the last four seasons with the Royals’ Triple-A affiliate – the Omaha Storm Chasers of the Pacific Coast League.

From 2010-2013, Teaford compiled a 10-5 record with 122 strikeouts over 132 innings pitched.

Teaford was drafted in the 12th round by the Royals in the 2006 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of GSU.

While playing under head coach Rodney Hennon for the Eagles, Teaford put together a collegiate career that warranted major league innings.

In his three years at GSU, Teaford compiled a 26-13 record with 353 strikeouts over 347.1 innings pitched.