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New York Yankees draft Michigan CF Michael O’Neill in third round Friday

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Michigan centerfielder Michael O'Neill was drafted in the third round of the Major League Baseball draft by the New York Yankees on Friday.

Michigan junior centerfielder Michael O'Neill is headed to New York to play for the Yankees.
Michigan junior centerfielder Michael O'Neill is headed to New York to play for the Yankees.
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The New York Yankees drafted Michigan junior centerfielder Michael O’Neill in the third round of the Major League Baseball draft on Friday.

The Yankees made the pick official when it used the 103rd overall pick on O’Neill, who is the nephew of former Yankee Paul O’Neill.

Ryan LaMarre, who was drafted in 2010, was the last Michigan baseball player to be drafted as high as O’Neill, as LaMarre was selected by the Cincinatti Reds in the second round.

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