Another Arizona Wildcat will earn his claws.
Field, 26, was drafted by the Rays in the fifth round of the 2013 MLB Draft after a very successful college career at Arizona. He and Baltimore Oriole outfielder Joey Rickard went from high school teammates in Las Vegas to college teammates in Arizona to professional teammates with the Montgomery Biscuits (Rays’ Double-A affiliate) in 2015.
That year, Field hit a career high 14 home runs and 66 RBI. He’s been a solid but not spectacular hitter but has been a big part in the Durham Bulls’ 2017 Triple-A national championship run. Field went 5-for-14 this year for the Bulls before the news of the call-up.
Field becomes the fourth member of Arizona’s 2012 College World Series championship team to make the big leagues. Robert Refsnyder was the first to make his big league debut in 2015 with the New York Yankees. The two will reunite as teammates in Tampa Bay.