Hamilton High School grad Patrick McGuff was a Big Blue standout. FILE
Photo: Nick Graham
Photo: Nick Graham

Hamilton grad and former Sinclair pitcher joins Dragons

Hamilton High School graduate Patrick McGuff, who pitched for two seasons at Sinclair Community College, was added to the Dayton Dragons roster on Monday.

Previously with the Minnesota Twins organization, the right-hander was acquired by the Cincinnati Reds from the Evansville Otters of the independent Frontier League and assigned to the Dragons.

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His roster addition coincides with Dragons pitcher Tyler Mondile being placed on the suspended list on Monday for a violation of team rules, confirmed Reds player development director Jeff Graupe.

McGuff, 24, was Hamilton’s MVP as a senior in 2013 and before that a standout in the prestigious Hamilton West Side Little League program. A 6-foot-2, 200-pound lefty, he pitched at Sinclair for two seasons in 2013-14 and concluded his collegiate career at Morehead State in the 2015-16 seasons. The Twins drafted him in 2016.

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McGuff excelled at Cedar Rapids in the West Division of the Midwest League last season, going 3-2 with a 2.49 ERA in 27 appearances, all but one in relief. He had five starts at Evansville this season, posting a 3-1 record and 1.55 ERA.

Mondile (2-5, 6.51 ERA) last pitched for the Dragons on July 3. He lasted five innings, allowed seven hits and three earned runs and was tagged with a 3-2 loss at Lake County. Duration of his suspension was not announced.

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Last Saturday, Dragons first baseman Montrell Marshall was suspended 50 games without pay following a second failed drug test.

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