UTA alumnus called up to major leagues by Cincinnati Reds

Former UTA pitcher Joel Kuhnel throws the ball during the Oklahoma State game Feb. 19, 2016, at Clay Gould Ballpark. Kuhnel is headed to the majors. 

Former UTA pitcher Joel Kuhnel is heading to the majors.

Kuhnel was called up from Triple-A Louisville by the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday.

The 6-foot-5 right-hander spent two seasons with the Mavericks before being selected by the Reds in the 11th round of the 2016 MLB Draft.

While in the minors, Kuhnel compiled an 8-12 record with an ERA of 3.28.

So far this season, Kuhnel owns a 2.18 ERA throughout 41 games between Chattanooga and Louisville.

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