ROHNERT PARK, Calif. -- Former Sonoma State University relief pitcher Jackson Zarubin has signed a free agent contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He becomes the third student-athlete on the 2016 team and 116th player overall under head coach John Goelz to sign a professional contract after playing at Sonoma State.
Zarubin was a regular out of the bullpen for the Seawolves in 2016, ranking second on the team with 15 appearances. He went 1-1 with a 2.49 ERA and four saves in 21.2 innings of work, striking out 19 and walking just five.
A native of Pleasanton, Zarubin transferred to Sonoma from the University of Tennessee-Martin. He also pitched at Ohlone College and was a high school star at Foothill High School. He joins draftees Ryan O'Malley (Atlanta Braves) and Ryan Luna (Colorado Rockies) as 2016 Seawolves to be signed by Major League baseball clubs following the season.
Zarubin is the fifth student-athlete in school history to sign with the Angels out of Sonoma State. Others include Tom Rustrom (1987), Elgin Bobo (1990), Nick Skuse (1994), and Chris Hannick (2010).
A complete list of Sonoma State student-athletes that have been signed or drafted by MLB teams over the years is available by clicking here.
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