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Duggar Makes MLB Debut

Duggar Makes MLB Debut

Former Tiger outfielder Steven Duggar (2013-15) makes his MLB debut with the Giants on Sunday.

CLEMSON, S.C. – Former Tiger outfielder Steven Duggar (Moore, S.C.) made his major league debut with the San Francisco Giants as the starting leadoff batter and center fielder against the Cardinals in San Francisco on Sunday afternoon.

Duggar became the 59th former Tiger to play in a major league game and seventh in 2018, joining Daniel Gossett (Athletics), Spencer Kieboom (Nationals), Dominic Leone (Cardinals), Brad Miller (Rays), Tony Sipp (Astros) and Steve Wilkerson (Orioles).

Duggar has played the 2018 season at the AAA level with Sacramento (Calif.), where he hit .272 with 27 doubles, four triples, four homers, 21 RBIs, 52 runs and 11 steals in 78 games. He has played his entire four-year professional career in the Giant organization, hitting .287 with 79 doubles, 13 triples, 21 homers, 128 RBIs, 199 runs, a .377 on-base percentage and 42 steals in 310 games in the minors.

The two-time All-ACC selection was a career .299 hitter with 33 doubles, six triples, eight homers, 109 RBIs, 140 runs, a .387 on-base percentage, 50 steals and 18 outfield assists in 184 games (184 starts) in his three-year career as a Tiger from 2013-15. He was also a three-time All-ACC Academic selection.

As a junior in 2015, he was a team co-captain who hit .304 with 56 runs, five homers, 43 RBIs, a .432 on-base percentage and 10 steals in 61 games. After the season, he was drafted in the sixth round (No. 186 overall pick) by the Giants.

With Duggar’s appearance in the majors on Sunday, every Tiger team from 1974 to 2015 has now had at least one future major leaguer on its roster.