The Arizona Diamondbacks have placed former Duke baseball ace Bryce Jarvis on their 60-Man Roster ahead of the 2020 Major League Baseball season.
As Major League Baseball attempts to restart its season with a second version of Spring Training, franchises have to expand their rosters in case of a coronavirus spike within the team.
Teams will have 60 players on their summer rosters, and the Arizona Diamondbacks placed former Duke ace Bryce Jarvis on the squad.
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Jarvis became the highest draft pick in program history as the D-Backs took the Blue Devil right-hander with the No. 18 overall pick in the 2020 MLB Draft on June 10.
The Tennessee native was named as a Collegiate Baseball First Team All-American during his shortened senior season after posting a 3-1 record with a 0.67 ERA and an amazing 40 strikeouts in only 27 innings pitched.
Jarvis’ season, and collegiate career, was highlighted by the perfect game the ace threw against Cornell back on February 21.
Leaving Durham for Arizona, the former Brentwood Academy star ended his Duke career with a 13-4 record, appearing in 48 games, making 20 starts, and posting a 2.81 ERA.
Bryce Jarvis is the lone 2020 draft pick on the 60-Man Roster for the Diamondbacks, and this experience will only help the first-year player as the Minor League Baseball season has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Arizona will have 33 pitchers on its roster, and after being placed on the 60-Man Roster, Jarvis now has a chance to be called up to the 40-Man Roster to potentially either be on the Major League Roster or the Taxi Squad.
The Taxi Squad is a handful of players that teams will use in case of injury or illness since there are no minor league affiliates this season.
Major League Baseball teams are scheduled to have a three-week Spring Training in their home ballparks before the regular season will begin on July 30 and run through the end of September as the playoffs will start in October.
The Arizona Diamondbacks will begin workouts on Friday, July 3.
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