Bulls Jeremy Cummings Named to U.S. Olympic Roster
Durham Bulls Pitcher Jeremy Cummings
On Wednesday, July 23, 2008, USA Baseball announced Durham Bulls RHP Jeremy Cummings has been named to the 2008 Olympic team that will compete this summer in Beijing after a four-game series against Canada in the Triangle. The games will be played at the National Training Complex in Cary on August 1st and the Durham Bulls Athletic Park August 2nd through the 4th.
Cummings is 7-3 with a 2.95 ERA and 63 strikeouts for the Triple-A Durham Bulls. He came to Durham following a stint in Taiwan, giving righty experience on the international stage as well.
Cummings, Minnesota Twins pitcher Brian Duensing and San Francisco Giants outfielder Nate Schierholtz were added as replacements for Chicago White Sox pitcher Clayton Richard and San Francisco Giants pitcher Geno Espineli, both of whom were recently promoted to their Major League Clubs, and St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Colby Rasmus, who is injured.
Colorado Rockies second baseman Jayson Nix (Midland, TX) has been named as the 24th player on the roster. Nix, who is currently with Triple-A Colorado Springs, has spent time with the Major League Club this season, hitting .125 with two runs, two RBI and a stolen base.
USA Baseball honored Nix with the 2007 Richard W. “Dick” Case Award for his play on the USA Baseball World Cup Team last November. The award, which honors USA Baseball’s founding Executive Director/CEO, recognizes USA Baseball’s Athlete of the Year. The Rockies prospect went 2-4 with a home run, two RBI, a run scored and a walk in a 6-3 win over Cuba in the World Cup gold medal final in Taipei, Taiwan. In winning the gold, the U.S. snapped a 33-year winless streak at the World Cup, and it ended a run of nine consecutive championships for Cuba.
Thanks to DBBC’s Matt DeMargel for this capcom story & photo.