Husker Turns Down Money to Return to School

Posted by: Matt Lothrop

mlothrop@klkntv.com

 

Nebraska infielder Chad Christensen will return to Nebraska for his senior season.

Friday marked the final day for MLB draftees to sign contracts with their respective clubs. The Miami Marlins and Christensen couldn't come to terms.

Christensen was one of the Huskers best hitters in 2012 leading Nebraska in homeruns (10) and runs batted in (48). Christensen hit .311.

The biggest question regarding Christensen in 2013 will be where he'll play in the field. Christensen started the season in the outfield, but returned to shortstop after injuries hit the team early in the season.

Christensen is currently hitting .281 with a wood bat in the Northwoods League for the Mankato MoonDogs.

Christensen is the only Husker, including recruits, who was drafted and didn't sign.

The following 2012 Huskers/Husker recruits have signed after being drafted

Round —- Name —- Drafted By

4th — Justin Black — Atlanta Braves

21st — Matt Strahm — Kansas City Royals

23rd — Travis Huber — Minnesota Twins

23rd — Kale Kiser — Chicago White Sox

23rd — Richard Stock — Cleveland Indians

25th — Khiry Cooper — Boston Red Sox***

***Cooper left the baseball team prior to 2012. He transferred from Nebraska and will complete his football eligibility this fall at Tulsa before heading pro.