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Former Highland High School pitcher Jake Odorizzi traded to Twins

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi walks on the field between innings of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. Odorizzi, a former Highland High School pitcher, was traded to the Minnesota Twins on Saturday.
Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi walks on the field between innings of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. Odorizzi, a former Highland High School pitcher, was traded to the Minnesota Twins on Saturday. AP

Major league pitcher Jake Odorizzi, a former Highland Bulldogs pitcher, has a new home.

The Tampa Bay Rays traded Odorizzi to the Minnesota Twins on Saturday in exchange for minor league infielder Jermaine Palacios, according to ESPN.

Odorizzi went 10-8 with a 4.14 ERA and 127 strikeouts in 2017. He played five seasons in Tampa Bay after being traded from the Kansas City Royals in December 2012. He has a career 3.83 ERA.

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