CLEMSON - Making it official, pitcher Daniel Gossett's Clemson career is over.
Gossett and teammate Jay Baum both are moving on to professional baseball.
Gossett recently signed his pro contract to join the Oakland Athletics' arsenal of arms, an expected move as a second-round pick in last week's MLB First-Year Player Draft. According to MLB.com, Gossett received a $750,000 signing bonus.
Gossett had a 23-9 record and 2.80 ERA with 107 walks against 285 strikeouts in his three years in college.
A bit more of a surprise was Baum, a utility player taken by the Seattle Mariners in the 21st round. Like Gossett, Baum will forego his senior year of eligibility to move on to the minor leagues.
Baum batted .293 with 29 RBIs and 16 doubles in his 2014 season, filling in at shortstop the second half of the season. Baum also logged significant time around the infield and in left field during his time at Clemson.
Second baseman Steve Wilkerson (eighth round, Orioles) and right-hander Matt Campbell (ninth round, Dodgers), who were seniors, also have signed their MLB contracts.
Clemson awaits the stay-or-go decisions of catcher/outfielder Garrett Boulware and left-handed starter Matthew Crownover, each Day 3 draft picks.
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