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Former Southern Illinois Miners Pitcher called up to Major Leagues

MARION, IL (KFVS) -

Former Southern Illinois Miners pitcher Tanner Roark has been called up to the Major Leagues by the Washington Nationals.

Roark pitched for the Miners in 2008 and has been a member of the Nationals organization since 2010.

This past season for Triple-A Syracuse, Roark was 9-3 with a 3.15 ERA.

Roark joins Clay Zavada (Arizona), as the second Miners pitcher to make it to the big leagues.

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