Former LSU outfielder Greg Deichmann was called up Thursday night to the the Chicago Cubs. Deichmann will be batting fifth and playing right field on Friday’s game versus the Chicago White Sox in Wrigley Field.
The Metairie native played at LSU from 2015-17, earning first-team All-America honors in 2017 and helped lead LSU to the SEC regular-season championship, the SEC Tournament title and the College World Series Finals.
Deichmann is the 21st LSU player coached by former coach Paul Mainieri to reach the big leagues. He began his professional career in the Oakland organization after he was selected by the Athletics in the second round of the 2017 MLB Draft.
Deichmann was selected in the 26th round in 2016 by Minnesota as a draft-eligible sophomore, but chose to return to LSU for the 2017 season.
LSU has had at least one former player make his MLB debut in 28 of the past 31 seasons. Deichmann is now the 79 former Tiger in school history to be a Major Leaguer.