Former Ironwood Ridge standout Nate Baez drafted by the Minnesota Twins

Nate Baez (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)

Former Ironwood Ridge standout Nate Baez was drafted by the Minnesota Twin on Tuesday from ASU. Baez was taken in the 12th round as the 354th pick.

An All Southern Arizona selection with the Nighthawks, Baez was a Pac-12 Player of the Week in May and he was a Third Team All-American with the Sun Devils.


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