PHOENIX, Ariz.- Former Holy Cross pitcher and third baseman Mike Ahmed officially signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers organization after being drafted in the 20th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The Dodgers assigned Ahmed to the AZL Dodgers of the Rookie Arizona League.
Ahmed played in his first game on June 20 in their home and season opener. Ahmed was the designated hitter and went 1-for-4 during the contest and recorded his first professional hit with a double. The Dodgers went on to win the game 9-8 over the AZL Brewers.
Ahmed is the first Holy Cross player to sign with the Dodgers organization. He joins the list of recent Holy Cross players to sign a professional contract, following Alex Maldonado (2013), Nate Koneski (2012), John Pedrotty (2011), Matt Perry (2010), Bobby Holmes (2010) and Brendan Akashian (2008). Maldonado currently is on the roster for the Bluefield Blue Jays in the Toronto Blue Jays farm system. Koneski and Pedrotty are currently in extended spring training for the Seattle Mariners farm system and the Arizona Diamondbacks farm system, respectively.
Follow Ahmed throughout his season with the AZL Dodgers on their website.