Former University of Southern Indiana standout Darin Mastroianni was called up to the Minnesota Twins on Friday, according to LaVelle Neal of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
The 30-year-old outfielder could make his first big league appearance since 2014. He hadn’t gotten off to a good start in the minor leagues this season, batting .208 in 95 plate appearances for Triple-A Rochester. But he posted a .330 on-base percentage and offers the parent club versatility at all three outfield spots defensively.
Mastroianni earned All-America honors as a junior at USI, batting .409 with 64 steals to lead the Eagles to a third-place finish at the 2007 NCAA Division II World Series. He was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 16th round that summer. Mastroianni is a minor league career .274 hitter in the Toronto, Minnesota, Washington and Philadelphia organizations. In 306 MLB plate appearances, he has batted .212 with a .274 on-base and .289 slugging percentage.