Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A double graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Heisman Trophy.
Washington, Heinrich to transfer from Arkansas
NWA Democrat-Gazette/BEN GOFF @NWABENGOFF Curtis Washington, Arkansas pinch runner, reacts after sliding in to score in the 8th inning vs Ole Miss Wednesday, May 22, 2019, during game 6 of the SEC Baseball Tournament at the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium in Hoover, Ala.
FAYETTEVILLE Two more Arkansas baseball players entered the NCAA's transfer portal Tuesday.
Outfielder Curtis Washington Jr. and right-handed pitcher Kevin Heinrich bring to five the number of Razorbacks who have entered the database this year. Right-handed pitchers Travis Hester and Collin Taylor, and infielder Jesse Pierce are also seeking transfers.
Washington, who is from West Memphis, played in 36 games during two seasons with the Razorbacks, including the 2020 season that was cut short due to the covid-19 outbreak. He hit .353 with three doubles, a triple and a home run as a freshman.
Heinrich did not pitch as a freshman this year. He signed with the Razorbacks out of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
A large number of transfers are expected across college baseball this offseason as teams look to compensate for bloated rosters brought about by the NCAA's decision to grant an extra year of eligibility and MLB's reported decision to shorten its draft to five rounds.
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