Freshman right-hander Farmer Abendroth left the LSU baseball team after the fall semester and enrolled at Hinds Community College, leaving the Tigers with one open spot on the roster.
LSU had suspended Abendroth for the year, coach Paul Mainieri said.
Abendroth arrived at LSU last summer rated by Perfect Game as the No. 186 player in the nation. He spent fall practice with the team, but after being suspended, Abendroth transferred closer to his hometown of Vicksburg, Mississippi.
D1 Baseball released its preseason top 25 on Monday, and LSU is ranked No. 11.
Hinds now lists the the 6-foot-5, 175-pound righty on its roster.
LSU has to fill one more spot on its roster before the season begins Feb. 14 against Indiana. The Tigers are leaning toward walk-on left-hander Michael Lagarrigue.
LSU played last year without a left-handed pitcher. If Lagarrigue makes the team, the Tigers will have three left-handed pitchers for the 2020 season.