BASEBALL: Weir drafted by Padres

<p>T.J. Weir pitches against Bowling Green on April 9, 2013. On May 15, 2014, the baseball team became Mid-American Conference regular season champions. DN PHOTO JONATHAN MIKSANEK</p>

T.J. Weir pitches against Bowling Green on April 9, 2013. On May 15, 2014, the baseball team became Mid-American Conference regular season champions. DN PHOTO JONATHAN MIKSANEK

Former Ball State pitcher T.J. Weir has been drafted by the San Diego Padres with the 12th pick in the 17th round of the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

As a starter, Weir finished the 2014 season with an 8-2 pitching record, a 3.61 earned-run average, as well as a save. The 117 strikeouts he tallied was the ninth most in the country.

Weir is the first of three former Cardinals who are hoping to hear their names called today.

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