Clemson catcher/outfielder Garrett Boulware signed with the Cincinnati Reds and is beginning his minor league exploits in Billings, Montana.
Boulware was the Tigers' primary catcher his sophomore year in 2013, but was forced into a designated hitter and left-field role in 2014 as freshman Chris Okey was groomed as the backstop of the future.
Occupying a spot in the middle of the Clemson lineup the last two springs, Boulware completed his three-year career with a .295 batting average, with 88 runs scored, 30 doubles, 12 home runs and 82 RBIs in 150 games (138 starts.) He was second team all-ACC in 2014.
Pitcher Daniel Gossett and shortstop/outfielder Jay Baum previously chose to forego their senior years, leaving only southpaw Matthew Crownover, a Giants 21st-round pick, to make his decision. Crownover is a sophomore, but as a 21-year-old he is eligible to turn pro.
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