Greg Deichmann has made it to the show.
The former Tiger outfielder made his Major League debut Friday afternoon in Chicago. Deichmann, now with the Cubs, batted fifth and started in right field for the Cubbies. He even got his first career hit in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Deichmann was dealt from Oakland to Chicago in a trade between the Cubs and A’s last month. He was drafted in the second round by the A’s in 2017 and has had a strong 2021 season in both Oakland’s and Chicago’s Triple AAA affiliates.
Deichmann got the call up to Chicago after current Cub outfielder Jayson Heyward was placed on the 10-day IL with inflammation in his index finger.
The power we knew and loved at LSU has followed him to the professional ranks and Deichmann was batting 291/.425/.439 this year with 16 doubles, three triples and four home runs in minor league ball.
Per LSU, Deichmann is the 21st Tiger to make it to the Major Leagues in the Paul Mainieri era. He’s now also the program’s 79th former player to get the call.