Steven Kwan Makes MLB Debut
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Former Oregon State outfielder Steven Kwan made is Major League Baseball debut Thursday as the Cleveland Guardians opened their 2022 season against the Kansas City Royals.
Kwan started in right field and batted in the seventh spot of the lineup. He drew two walks and singled in the ninth in a 1-for-2 effort as Cleveland dropped a 3-1 decision to Kansas City.
Kwan is the 40th player in Beaver history to play at the MLB level. He's now the third player from OSU's 2018 National Title team to appear in the majors, joining Nick Madrigal and Trevor Larnach. Kwan, Nick Madrigal (Chicago Cubs) and Drew Rasmussen (Tampa Bay Rays), who was on OSU's 2017 team, are currently at the MLB Level. Matt Boyd is also with the San Francisco Giants but did not open the season on the 28-man active roster due to injury.
Kwan played three seasons for Oregon State, from 2016-18, and appeared in 156 games. He batted .319 with 16 doubles, nine triples and three home runs, driving in 66. He also stole 22 bases during his collegiate career.
The Los Gatos, Calif., native helped the Beavers to the College World Series in 2017 and 2018. He was drafted by the then-Cleveland Indians prior to the Beavers' 2018 visit, in the fifth round.
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