With call to big leagues, ex-LSU standout Mike Mahtook fulfills dream he's had since 'my mom would hit me fly balls in the front yard' _lowres

Mikie Mahtook (Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS shot on 5-15-2011.

Former LSU star outfielder Mikie Mahtook got the call.

On Thursday, Mahtook found out he'd be joining the Tampa Bay Rays from Triple-A Durham.

Just how excited was the excitable Mahtook?

Mahtook joins five other Tigers currently on MLB team rosters, according to LSU. Charlie Furbush (Seattle), Kevin Gausman (Baltimore), Will Harris (Houston), Aaron Hill (Arizona) and DJ LeMahieu (Colorado) are the others.

Mahtook will join Tampa and make his Major League debut. He replaces John Jaso (left wrist contusion) on the roster.

The Rays play in Miami on Friday. First pitch is 6:10 p.m.