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USC's TJ Shook, Graham Lawson ink MLB free-agent deals

Gamecock pitchers TJ Shook and Graham Lawson ink free-agent deals with MLB teams.
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COLUMBIA, S.C. — The shortened 2020 MLB Draft concluded on Thursday, and a few undrafted Gamecocks have already inked free-agent deals in the big leagues. 

On Sunday, redshirt senior Graham Lawson signed a free-agent deal with the Chicago Cubs. The South Carolina native made six appearances for the Gamecocks in the shortened 2020 season, earning a 1.50 ERA, striking out eight batters in six innings pitched. 

Redshirt junior TJ Shook also found a home in the MLB. The Dutch Fork alum signed a free-agent deal on Sunday with the Milwaukee Brewers. Shook made six appearances for USC this season, earning a 2.08 ERA, striking out 16 batters in just over eight innings pitched. 

Both Shook and Lawson join Carmen Mlodzinski, who was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates at pick #31 in the MLB Draft.