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Grayson Greiner makes major-league debut with Detroit Tigers

Former Blythewood and South Carolina standout Grayson Greiner made his major-league debut on Sunday with the Detroit Tigers against the Kansas City Royals in Kansas City. Greiner also recorded his first major-league hit in the 4-2 loss to the Royals.
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Former Blythewood and South Carolina standout Grayson Greiner made his major-league debut on Sunday with the Detroit Tigers against the Kansas City Royals in Kansas City. Greiner also recorded his first major-league hit in the 4-2 loss to the Royals.

As a junior at South Carolina, Grayson Greiner led the 2014 Gamecocks with eight home runs.

Across five minor league seasons, the catcher had gone yard 30 times.

Now, he’s got his first Major League home run for the Detroit Tigers.

In the bottom of the seventh against the Chicago White Sox on Friday night, Greiner worked the count to 2-2 and then launched a fastball 367 feet. It wasn’t enough to rally his team in a 7-3 loss.

The Blythewood High School alum is in his second season with the Tigers. He came into the game hitting .220 in 50 at-bats.

Last season was his first in the majors. He got 96 at-bats and posted a .328 on-base percentage in 30 games (27 starts).

Greiner was a freshman starter on USC’s 2012 College World Series runner-up team. He was a .278 college hitter with 18 home runs and 120 RBIs. He was a third-round draft pick.

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