Former Army outfielder and captain Jacob Hurtubise has signed with the Cincinnati Reds

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The Associated Press

July 17, 2020, 8:56 PM

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WEST POINT, N.Y. — Former Army outfielder and captain Jacob Hurtubise has signed with the Cincinnati Reds.

The Zionsville, Indiana, native becomes the first baseball player to receive a professional offer since the U.S. Department of Defense endorsed a policy last November to allow service academy athletes to pursue professional sports after graduation.

Once approved, Hurtubise will be allowed to delay his commissioning and subsequent service obligation.

“We are very proud and excited for Jacob to get this opportunity with the Cincinnati Reds,” Army head coach Jim Foster

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