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Blue Jays call-up Rowley first West Point grad to pitch in bigs

August 11th, 2017 at 7:45 PM
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Blue Jays starter Chris Rowley has had a busy summer, building up to his major-league debut on Saturday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. But that’s nothing compared to the journey the scruffy-faced 26-year-old had already taken.

Rowley will become the first graduate of the West Point military academy to pitch in the majors, and Toronto’s 12th starter of the season. Little more than a year ago, he was clean cut and on active duty.

“I’m still technically in the United States army. I’m just in what’s called the individual ready reserve,” he said before Friday night’s series opener at the Rogers Centre. “I don’t have …

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