April 2, 2007
SEATTLE - Former Washington pitcher Sean White became the 14th former Husky to make it to the Major Leagues when he opened the 2007 regular season today as a member of the Seattle Mariners.
White, who played at the UW from 2000 to 2003, was acquired from the Atlanta Braves via baseball's Rule V draft during the off-season. He was drafted by the Braves in the eighth round of the 2003 draft. During spring training this season, he compiled a 1.59 earned run average over 17 innings.
A graduate of Mercer Island High School, White lettered in all four of his years at Washington. As a senior, he went 8-4 with a 4.76 ERA as the Huskies' top starting pitcher. He was 7-2 as a junior in 2002.
White is one of two former Washington players to make an opening day roster as Todd Linden, an outfielder for the San Francisco Giants, enters his fifth season in the Majors.