There was some exciting news today for the Great Britain national team as Mike Nickeas was promoted from Triple-A to the Major Leagues by the New York Mets.
Nickeas represented Great Britain in the 2007 European Baseball Championships and was one of the key reasons why the team won the silver medal that year.
Unfortunately an injury kept the catcher out of the 2009 World Cup, but his contribution to the 2007 team means that he’ll always have a noteworthy place in the National Team’s history, and even more so if he gets into a game over the next few weeks and becomes a full fledged Major Leaguer.
Nickeas has been added the Mets’ 40-man roster and would be available for selection for tonight’s game against Atlanta.
His GB biography can be found here.