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Tanner Burns shines in professional debut

The Decatur native plays for the Lake County Captains in the Cleveland Indians farm system.

Posted: May 7, 2021 10:46 PM
Updated: May 8, 2021 6:51 PM

Decatur’s Tanner Burns dazzled in his professional debut Friday night.

Pitching for the Lake County Captains, the Indians’ High-A affiliate, Burns struck out six, allowing no runs on three hits in four innings of work as the Captains defeated the Lugnuts, 6-2.

Burns, a former Auburn Tiger, was drafted by Cleveland with the 36th pick in the 2020 MLB draft.

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