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Former Gator catcher, Olympic silver medalist Mark Kolozsvary called up to the majors

Kolozsvary was a member of Florida’s 2017 national championship team
United States' Mark Kolozsvary during a baseball game against Israel at the 2020 Summer...
United States' Mark Kolozsvary during a baseball game against Israel at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Yokohama, Japan. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)(Sue Ogrocki | AP)
Published: Sep. 20, 2021 at 9:51 PM EDT
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) -Mark Kolozsvary’s dream season of 2021 continues with a promotion to Major League Baseball.

The former Florida Gator catcher was called up by the Cincinnati Reds on Monday, for the 26-year old’s first call-up of his five-year pro career. Prior to the promotion, Kolozsvary was batting .219 with seven home runs and 28 RBI’s while contributing a .997 fielding percentage across 55 games split between Double-A and Triple-A this season.

Kolozsvary won an Olympic silver medal with Team USA this summer in Tokyo and caught every game for the U.S. He was also a member of Florida’s 2017 national championship team.

Kolozsvary joins fellow ex-Gator and college teammate Jonathan India in Cincinnati. India is a National League Rookie of the Year candidate, having produced 20 home runs this season.

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