Maple Grove native Joey Gerber reflects on getting called up to Mariners
Maple Grove native and Wayzata high school alum Joey Gerber was called up to the Mariners in early August. Gerber, a 2015 Wayzata graduate, is a 6-foot-4 right-handed reliever.
He reflected on his journey to MLB with our Darren ‘Doogie’ Wolfson.
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Drafted in the eighth round by the Mariners in 2018, Gerber had pitched in the Big Ten for the University of Illinois. His one lone full minor league season was 2019, but with major league rosters growing this summer and in an organization needing lots of pitching help, he was added to the big league roster on August 4.
Gerber was solid in his first two appearances, retiring a total of seven hitters in a row. His highlight was getting Angels All-Star Mike Trout to ground out.
He has a run now of three consecutive scoreless outings.