Stephen Fife was an all-conference pitcher for the Utes in 2008.
July 18, 2012
LOS ANGELES - Former Utah baseball player Stephen Fife made his Major League Baseball debut on Tuesday, July 17, as the starting pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Fife is the eighth player from Utah, and the third pitcher, to make the major league. The last Utah player in the majors was Chris Shelton, who played for three teams over five years from 2004-09.
Fife threw six innings in his debut, allowing one run on four hits with a strikeout.
Fife was a third round draft pick out of Utah in 2008 to the Boston Red Sox. He was traded to the Dodgers organization last year. Fife is 7-5 with a 4.53 ERA in 18 games with 66 strikeouts for the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes.
Including Fife, the Utes currently have seven former players in the minor leagues.
For more on the game, please visit the Los Angeles Dodgers website at http://losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com/.