For several weeks, more than one person close to the Longhorns baseball program suggested that Nathan Thornhill seemed eager to sign a professional contract and get on with his life.
Augie Garrido, however, was not among those predicting Thornhill’s departure, saying that the right-handed pitcher was amenable to returning for his senior season. Had Thornhill been asked about his intentions since the Houston Astros drafted him in the 24th round in early June, his answer would have varied based on when the question was presented.
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UT’S WEEKEND ROTATION
Nathan Thornhill’s decision to return to Texas means the Longhorns will have their regular weekend rotation back next season. A look at their 2013 stats: