The LSU baseball roster is beginning to take shape.
On Tuesday afternoon, LSU coach Paul Mainieri confirmed that redshirt freshman left-handed pitcher Andrew Mitchell will transfer from the program, joining Delgado Community College in the spring.
Mitchell, a Jesuit High School alumnus, joins Mac Marshall and Christian Pelaez as the third southpaw to transfer from LSU this fall.
“He showed a lot of improvement from last year to this year, and I think he’s got a lot of promise,” Mainieri said. “I don’t think he’s quite ready to unseat any of the guys in front of him as far as a premier role on our team at this point. I’m hoping that he will go to Delgado, pitch extremely well, make a lot of improvement, then come back to LSU next fall.”
Mainieri also made a number of cuts, letting go of both walk-on outfielder Turner Graham and senior left-handed reliever Henri Faucheux. Both Graham and Faucheux will remain enrolled at LSU, and Faucheux expects to graduate in the spring.
There was one addition to the official roster as walk-on right-hander Ryan May will battle for a bullpen spot after the team reports back to campus following winter break.
The Tigers’ roster now stands at 33 players, which is the maximum the program is allowed. Though Pelaez and Marshall transferred, they still count against the 35-man limit.