Markel Inks Contract
Freshman pitcher Parker Markel has signed a professional contract with the Tampa Bay Rays. Markel will report to the rookie league in Florida on Friday. The Glendale native was picked in the 39th round of the Major League Baseball draft in June.
Markel becomes the third former Roughrider that has signed a professional contract this year. Dustin Hobbs (21st round, New York Yankees) and Casey Upperman (47th round, Arizona Diamondbacks) committed earlier this summer.