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Former Mississippi State pitcher Brandon Woodruff transferred to the Shuckers

The Biloxi Shuckers held their second annual job fair Saturday at MGM Park. (Photo source: Biloxi Shuckers) The Biloxi Shuckers held their second annual job fair Saturday at MGM Park. (Photo source: Biloxi Shuckers)
BILOXI, MS (Biloxi Shuckers) -

Brandon Woodruff, a 23-year-old native of Wheeler, Mississippi and former Mississippi State Bulldog pitcher, has been transferred from High-A Brevard County to the Double-A Biloxi Shuckers.

Biloxi right-hander Javi Salas was placed on the 7-day DL, retroactive to May 13.

Woodruff is projected to make his first starting assignment with Biloxi when the Shuckers battle the Tennessee Smokies in Kodak, Tennessee on Thursday.  

Woodruff posted a 4-1 record in eight starts with Brevard County.  In 44.1 innings, the right-hander allowed 12 runs (9 earned), on 33 hits, 10 walks and 49 strikeouts, while posting a WHIP of 0.97.

He was 1 and 1 with a 1.80 ERA in April and a perfect 3-0 with a 1.86 ERA in May.

On May 14, the former 11th round drat pick struck out 10 Dunedin Blue Jays in 6.1 innings of work, while allowing two runs on four hits in the 7-2 victory.  In three pro seasons, Woodruff has a 9-10 record with a 3.05 ERA with 59 walks and 157 strikeouts.

In 34 appearances for the Mississippi State Bulldogs, he went 3-6 with a 4.70 earned run average.  Woodruff was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 11th round of the 2014 draft, 326th overall.

24-year-old Salas enters the 7-day DL with a 2-1 record with a 4.50 ERA, 25 strikeouts and 21 walks in seven starting assignments.  

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