BATON ROUGE -- Former LSU right-hander Will Harris has been promoted to the Colorado Rockies Major League roster.
Harris, a native of Slidell, La., has joined the Rockies after a highly successful stint with the AAA Colorado Sky Sox of the Pacific Coast League.
Harris, the ninth-round selection of the Rockies in 2006, was 2-0 with a 1.02 ERA with the Sky Sox this summer in 13 relief appearances. He fired 20 strikeouts in 17.2 innings and allowed just two earned runs.
Harris lettered four season at LSU (2003-06), helping the Tigers reach the College World Series in 2003 and 2004. An extremely versatile performer, he was a starter at first base for two seasons (2004, 2005) and a starter at third base for one season (2006) , and he also worked as a relief pitcher in 2006.
Harris blasted 19 homers during his LSU career, including a three-run dinger against Texas A&M in Game 2 of the 2004 NCAA Super Regional that clinched a CWS berth for the Tigers.
He made 16 career appearances on the mound for LSU, recording four saves and 22 strikeouts in 22 innings.
Harris is the second former Tiger to reach the Major Leagues this summer. Left-hander Ryan Verdugo made his big-league debut for the Kansas City Royals in July.
LSU has had at least one former player make his MLB debut in 20 of the past 22 seasons. LSU has produced a total 62 Major Leaguers during its illustrious baseball history.