Palmetto Pros: James Island’s Chris McGuiness on a roll
James Island’s Chris McGuiness did not cash in on a chance to make a Major League roster in spring training. But his hot bat may earn the former Citadel standout another chance.
McGuiness is batting .378 over his last 10 games for Class AAA Round Rock, and was 2 for 4 with his 12th double of the season Tuesday night.
Overall, McGuiness is batting .285 with five home runs and 23 runs batted-in.
McGuiness, a 13th-round pick by the Red Sox in 2009, was in camp with Cleveland this spring as a Rule 5 draft pick. The Indians sent him back to the Rangers at the end of spring training.
Elsewhere among Lowcountry players in pro baseball:
• Reese Havens (Bishop England HS, USC) was 0 for 3 with a walk, and is batting .243 at Class AAA Las Vegas.
• John Cornely (Bishop England, Wofford) allowed three hits and a run and struck out two in one inning for Class A Lynchburg. He’s 0-0 with a save and a 6.00 ERA.
In the majors:
• Brett Gardner (Holly Hill, College of Charleston) was 1 for 8 and scored a run as the Yankes split a doubleheader with Cleveland. He’s batting .252.