Niles West Alum Reaches Majors
Niles West High School alumnus George Kontos (W’03) has been promoted to the majors from Triple-A. The right-handed pitcher was announced as a call-up for the New York Yankees after a 4-4 record with a 2.62 ERA in 40 appearances this season with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
Kontos was a Rule 5 Draft pick of the San Diego Padres following the 2010 season but he was returned to the Yankees for Spring Training. He was drafted by the Yankees in the 5th round of the 2006 Major League Baseball June Amateur Draft.