Saturday was a dream come true for Andy Young. The West Fargo High School graduate made his major-league debut against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Young was called up to the Arizona Diamondbacks 30-man roster Saturday, Aug. 1, according to MLB Network's Jon Heyman. He came in as a defensive replacement in the ninth inning and made a putout as the Diamondbacks lost 2-11 to the Dodgers.
The Dodgers won three games in the four-game series.
Young was on the Diamondbacks 60-man taxi squad of players that was selected after the cancellation of the minor league season. The 2012 West Fargo graduate's 2019 campaign was off the charts, bashing 29 home runs between Double-A and Triple-A, driving in 81 runs.
Young, an infielder, was acquired by Arizona in a trade in December 2018 from St. Louis. Multiple-time All-Star Paul Goldschimdt was sent from the Diamondbacks to the Cardinals for Young and two other prospects.
Arizona has started this shortened MLB season with a 3-7 record. The Diamondbacks are slated to host the Houston Astros in a three-game series beginning Tuesday, Aug. 4.
West Fargo has one other alum currently playing in the Major League. A 2010 graduate, Matt Strahm is a pitcher for the San Diego Padres. He was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 21st round in 2012.
Strahm and Young both attended Neosho Community College in Kansas. Young spent a season there before wrapping up his college career, which started at the University of Jamestown and ended at Indiana State.
D-Backs promoting 2B Andy Young— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) August 1, 2020