You like good baseball news? Here's good baseball news. Auburn outfielder Ryan Tella announced (via Twitter) that he will be returning for his senior season on the Plains.
It looks like I will be playing my senior season of baseball at auburn this year. #wde— Ryan Tella (@R_Tella4) June 25, 2013
Another opportunity to better myself, win a championship and to graduate from AU— Ryan Tella (@R_Tella4) June 25, 2013
Tella was (surprisingly) undrafted in 2013 but did return to Auburn after being drafted in 2012 by the San Francisco Giants in the 11th round.
Last season, Tella hit .259 with three homer runs, five doubles, 20 walks, 47 strikeouts and a slugging percentage of .361. His 2013 campaign was a far cry from his breakthrough debut in 2012, when he stormed to a .360 average, five homers and a .508 slugging percentage.
Tella's return will add stability to an Auburn outfield that hopes to feature Sam Gillikin, Jackson Burgreen, Hunter Kelley, Bobby Andrews and Rock Rucker.