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Former Florida Gators infielder Dalton Guthrie was called up to the majors by the Philadelphia Phillies Sunday. The move was made as $100M slugger Nick Castellanos was placed on the 10-day IL with an obligue injury.

Guthrie was the team’s sixth round pick in the 2017 MLB Draft and moved to the outfield in 2021. The 26-year old has started 59 games in center field this year and is hitting .302 with 10 home runs and 52 RBI. He’s also stolen 21 bases and been caught stealing just six times.

Guthrie attended Florida from 2015-17, helping the program win it’s first National Championship in his final year as the team’s starting shortstop. Upon making his debut, Guthrie will become the 29th Gator to reach the majors since Kevin O’Sullivan took over in 2008.

Guthrie is expected to play a backup role to Matt Vierling and Brandon Marsh in the Philadelphia outfield until Castellanos is eligible to return.

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