Ex-Citadel pitcher James Reeves among RiverDogs called up to Tampa

Former Citadel and Charleston RiverDogs pitcher James Reeves could be in line for his MLB debut this season. File/Staff

Two former South Carolina college products have been called up to High-A Tampa from Charleston, the RiverDogs announced Tuesday.

Citadel graduate James Reeves, a left-handed pitcher, and Brody Koerner, a right-hander out of Clemson, both got the nod to head to Florida immediately. Neither will suit up for the RiverDogs’ three-game set with Lakewood, beginning Tuesday.

After tossing the sixth no-hitter in the Citadel’s history in 2015, Reeves joined the RiverDogs after the Yankees drafted him in the 10th round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. In four games with the RiverDogs, the Summerville native registered 15 strikeouts in 10 innings of relief with a 2.70 ERA.

Koerner started three games for the RiverDogs, going 1-0 with a 1.74 ERA. In 20 2/3 innings pitched, he tallied 21 strikeouts to just three walks. The Yankees selected him in the 17th round of the 2015 draft.

In corresponding roster moves, two right-handers will join the RiverDogs’ staff. Jose Mesa has been recalled from Tampa and Yefrey Ramirez has been called up from extended spring training, the team announced.