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Maryland baseball’s Adam Kolarek recalled by Tampa Bay Rays

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This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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Maryland baseball had another alum called up to the big leagues over the weekend.

Reliever Adam Kolarek was called up by the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday, and he rewarded the organization with a scoreless inning against the Mets on the same day.

It's the lefty's second Major League call-up, after posting a 1-0 record and a 6.48 ERA over 8.1 innings in 2017. He had to earn his way back up, making 29 appearances with the Triple-A Durham Bulls. He showcased his arm in Durham, and had a 4-1 record through 42.1 innings with a 1.70 ERA and 50 strikeouts.

The Baltimore native spent three seasons with the Terps from 2008-10, before being drafted in the 11th round by the very same Mets in 2010. Kolarek stayed with New York for five seasons, before being waved and joining Tampa Bay in 2015.

He becomes just the second Maryland alum to appear in the majors this season, joining the St. Louis CardinalsBrett Cecil. Two other Terps are currently in Triple-A, as second baseman Brandon Lowe is raking for Durham and outfielder Lamonte Wade has been batting well for the Rochester Red Wings. Meanwhile, righty Mike Shawaryn has been bringing the heat for Double-A Portland Sea Dogs.

In other news

We asked, and you’ve spoken. According to reader voting, 2002 NCAA Champion and all-time program assist leader Steve Blake is the best point guard in Maryland history.

The federal investigation into college basketball required Maryland to comply with two subpoenas this spring and early summer.

Neither subpoena definitively states or implies wrongdoing, but they propel the program into an uncertain situation, from The Baltimore Sun.

Former Maryland basketball player Damonte Dodd was arrested and indicted on charges of second-degree rape and second-degree assault.

Offensive Line Week is in the books. We wrapped up with the right side, which looks to be anchored by Terrance Davis at right guard and Damian Prince at right tackle.

There have been a couple Jake Layman sightings at the NBA Summer League. First, he followed a miss with a nasty one-hand putback.

Kevin Huerter won’t play in summer league, but met up with Layman before the Hawks took on the Blazers.