Thursday, August 15, 2013
WSC Birth Years: Blake Tekotte
Born: May 24, 1987
Blake was originally drafted by the San Diego Padres in the third round of the 2008 draft. He rose through the Friars minor league system and made his MLB debut on May 25, 2011 against the St. Louis Cardinals.His first hit, a double, would come three days later, in Washington D.C., against the Nationals' Jordan Zimmerman.
Tekotte was traded to the White Sox on November 7, 2012 for a minor league pitcher Brandon Kloess. Blake made his White Sox debut on April 20, 2013 against the Minnesota Twins, pinch running for Tyler Flowers in the bottom of the tenth inning. Tekotte would get his first hit with Chicago on July 5th, against the Rays in Tampa Bay, a single to second.