Ott signs with Red Sox
Written by Trey Mongrue   
Wednesday, 15 June 2011 13:22


LSU junior closer Matty Ott.

Sources have informed Bayou Benglas Insider that LSU closer Matty Ott has signed a professional contract with the Boston Red Sox. Ott, a junior from Chalmette, was selected by Red Sox general Manager Theo Epstein in the 13th round and was the 412th overall pick in last week's Major Leaegue Baseball draft.

He was part of six other Tigers selected in the draft. Terms have been speculated, but nothing has been confirmed.

Ott made a name for himself as a freshman in 2009 where he set the single season saves record with 16 and struck out 69 batters while only walking six. He also earned the win in the first game of the College Word Series Championship series against Texas -- Ott and the rest of the Tigers would claim the program's sixth national title two days later.

While his numbers in his sophomore and junior seniors were not up to par with that first year, Ott still remained a reliable arm out of Head Coach Paul Mainieri's bullpen and earned his 30th career save in a win over Cal State Fullerton last March to set the LSU career saves record.

Ott would earn 3 more saves after that, finishing his career at LSU with 33.

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