|Baltimore Orioles – No. 9|
January 20, 1986 |
|Bats: Left||Throws: Left|
|September 1, 2012 for the Kansas City Royals|
(through 2013 season)
|Runs batted in||35|
David Dennis Lough (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.
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.
Kansas City Royals
Lough was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 11th round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft. Lough made his major league debut September 1, 2012 against the Minnesota Twins. 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.
On December 18, 2013, Lough was traded to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for third baseman Danny Valencia. Lough will compete for the position of every day left fielder for the Baltimore Orioles in 2014.
- February 5, 2014 7:40 AM by Steve Melewski View Comments. "Steve Melewski: After long road to the majors, is David Lough ready to take flight as an Oriole?". Masnsports.com. Retrieved February 6, 2014.
- Wagler, Joel. "Royals Recap: David Lough Goes 4-4 With 10 Total Bases". Kckingdom.com. Retrieved February 6, 2014.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)