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Columbia Fireflies place Gene Cone on disabled list

Columbia native Gene Cone was placed on the disabled list by the Columbia Fireflies on Thursday.
Columbia native Gene Cone was placed on the disabled list by the Columbia Fireflies on Thursday. online@thestate.com

Gene Cone is headed to the disabled list.

The Columbia Fireflies announced that Cone, a former South Carolina and Spring Valley standout, has been placed on the disabled list because of a leg injury.

Ian Strom will take Cone’s spot on the roster.

Cone, 10th round pick by the New York Mets in 2016 MLB Draft, was hitting .244 with 25 RBI this season for the Fireflies. He leads the South Atlantic League with 42 walks.

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