Parker Becomes Latest Ex-Cav in Big Leagues

Outfielder Jarrett Parker is the latest Virginia baseball product to get called up to the big leagues.

Parker was in uniform Friday night for the San Francisco Giants for their game against the Mets in New York. The Giants purchased Parker's contract from the Double-A Richmond Flying Squirrels on Friday afternoon.

The Giants took Parker out of UVa with their second round pick in the 2010 MLB Draft. He was hitting .275 on the season -- including a .330 batting average in July -- and began Friday tied for the Squirrels' team lead with 12 home runs.

Parker's 18 homers with the Squirrels last season are the team's single-season record.

Parker becomes the ninth UVa baseball alum in the Major Leagues this year. Two other former Cavaliers -- Kyle Crockett with the Indians and Chris Taylor with the Mariners -- have made their MLB debuts this season.

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