Dustan Mohr Makes National League Debut With SF Giants


Monday, April 05, 2004

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Dustan Mohr

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- A two-time All-American outfielder for the University of Alabama, Dustan Mohr will make his National League debut today as the San Francisco Giants visit the Houston Astros at 6:05 p.m. at Minute Maid Park in Houston.  The game will be televised by ESPN.
Mohr, in his third full season in the big leagues, has played in 258 games over the last three seasons and has compiled a .258 batting average with 22 home runs and 85 RBI.
Last season at Minnesota, Mohr batted .250 with 10 home runs and 36 RBI in 121 games, helping the Twins to their second straight American League Central Division title.
Mohr was traded to the Giants on Dec. 13, 2003.  He hopes to make his Giants debut tonight in the same outfield with slugger Barry Bonds, who has 658 career home runs and tails Willie May (660 HR) for third place on the all-time home run list.
Mohr was a three-year lettermen at Alabama from 1995-97, earning All-America honors as a freshman and junior.
The Hattiesburg, Miss., native is the lone former Crimson Tide player on a 2004 Major League Baseball opening day roster.  
Four other UA players were listed on 40-man rosters during spring training, but are not on the big league rosters released by MLB on Monday.  Frank Menechino (Oakland) was placed on the 15-day disabled list last weekend.  Andy Phillips (NY Yankees), Dax Norris (Houston) and former No. 1 pick Joe Vitiello (Montreal) were all on 40-man rosters this spring and will begin the season in the minor leagues.  Those rosters will not be available until their season begins later this week.