David Lough

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David Lough
David Lough on April 16, 2014.jpg
Lough with the Baltimore Orioles
Baltimore Orioles – No. 9
Outfielder
Born: (1986-01-20) January 20, 1986 (age 28)
Akron, Ohio
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
September 1, 2012 for the Kansas City Royals
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Batting average .268
Home runs 9
Runs batted in 51
Teams

David Dennis Lough (/l/ loh;[1] born January 20, 1986) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Baltimore Orioles of Major League Baseball (MLB). From 2012 through 2013, Lough played in MLB for the Kansas City Royals.

Baseball career[edit]

Amateur career[edit]

Lough attended Mercyhurst College and played college baseball and college football for the Mercyhurst Lakers in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division II. For the baseball team, Lough recorded batting averages of .409 and .404 in his junior and senior years. As a wide receiver for the football team, Lough had 16 receptions for 223 yards in his junior year.[2]

Kansas City Royals[edit]

Lough was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 11th round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft.[2] Lough made his major league debut September 1, 2012 against the Minnesota Twins.[3] On June 11, 2013, Lough hit his first Major League home run off Detroit Tigers starter Max Scherzer.On June 30, 2013, Lough became only the fifth Royal to get four extra base hits in a game, joining George Brett, Hal McRae, Lonnie Smith and Johnny Damon.[4]

Baltimore Orioles[edit]

On December 18, 2013, Lough was traded to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for third baseman Danny Valencia.[5][6] Lough will compete for the position of every day left fielder for the Baltimore Orioles in 2014.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Folkemer, Paul. "Orioles Trade Danny Valencia For OF David Lough," PressBox Baltimore, Wednesday, December 18, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c Melewski, Steve (February 5, 2014). "Steve Melewski: After long road to the majors, is David Lough ready to take flight as an Oriole?". Masnsports.com. Retrieved February 6, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Detroit Tigers Beat Kansas City Royals, Tigers Pitcher Max Scherzer Wins 9th In A Row". Huffington Post. Associated Press. June 11, 2013. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  4. ^ Dutton, Bob (June 30, 2013). "David Lough’s four extra-base hits enough for Royals in 9-8 win over Twins". Kansas City Star. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  5. ^ Kerkhoff, Blair (December 19, 2013). "Royals deal outfielder David Lough to Orioles for infielder Danny Valencia". Kansas City Star. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  6. ^ Chastain, Bill (December 18, 2013). "O's acquire Lough from Royals for Valencia". MLB.com. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 

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