Former Xtremeline Baseball player, Stephen Cardullo, received word from the Colorado Rockies that they were buying his contract from Triple-A Albuquerque in time for him to join their series against the Washington Nationals on Friday.
Cardullo, a former All-American at Florida State, spent time at Xtremeline Baseball in 2013-14 before embarking on an independent league odyssey that eventually led to a contract with Colorado. His remarkable journey to the majors was aided by a torrid line at Albuquerque hitting .308 with 17 home runs.
The corner infielder was quickly inserted into the lineup on Friday versus the Nationals hitting second. His big league career began with an 0-3 night with a walk.
Xtremeline Baseball School Camp Owner and Baseball Operations Director, Fred Ferreira extended his congratulations to the alum in a statement:
“We at Xtremeline Baseball are proud and excited to see Stephen’s meteoric rise to the majors. He has always been a talented player with the drive and attention to detail to accomplish his goals. We wish him much success moving forward.”