By: Matt Rothman

After playing in several minor league Spring Training games, former Marjory Stoneman Douglas infielder Gavin Conticello made his debut with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday.

Conticello went 2-2 and reached base three times after being hit by a pitch. In his first at-bat against hard-throwing left-hander Caleb Smith, Conticello recorded an infield single. He was then hit by a pitch before recording a single in the seventh against Diego Castillo to bring in Eduardo Diaz to make it 3-0.

Earlier in spring training, Conticello hit a pair of home runs and was expected to play in rookie ball, with a chance to play Low-A ball. In 45 at-bats last year after being selected in the eighth round, Conticello hit .289 with three RBIs and two stolen bases.

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In high school, Conticello started his varsity career with Coral Springs Charter and played with MSD during his senior year when he helped the Eagles go 28-2 and win a State Championship.

Gavin Conticello Goes 2-2; Picks up 1st RBI in Spring Training Debut With Diamondbacks
Gavin Conticello makes spring training debut with Arizona Diamondbacks. (Courtesy}

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Matt Rothman
Matt Rothman
Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism. He is now attending the University of Florida as a graduate student.

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