Danny Dorn hit the ground running Monday night.
The 29-year-old made his Reno Aces debut with three hits in the Aces' 11-0 loss at Tacoma on Monday. Dorn, who injured his wrist after getting hit by a pitch in spring training with the Arizona Diamondbacks, played right field in the loss and had three singles.
The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Dorn is now in his ninth season in the minor leagues. He was drafted in 2006 in the 32nd round by the Cincinnati Reds out of Cal State Fullerton. He had a sensational rookie year in the minor leagues, leading the Pioneer League in hitting with Billings (Mont.) with a .354 average.
Dorn was signed as a free agent by the Diamondbacks last winter after hitting 25 home runs and driving in 82 runs with Toledo in the Detroit Tigers system in 2013. Dorn also hit .258 last year with 131 strikeouts.
Dorn was a sophomore on the 2004 Fullerton Titans College World Series champions. He led the Big West Conference the following year in runs scored and walks and also hit 10 homers as a junior. As a senior in 2006 Dorn hit .351 with four homers and 43 RBI.
Dorn's Fullerton teams went to the College World Series three times in four years.
The Aces play three more games at Tacoma and four at Albuquerque before returning to Aces Ballpark on May 27 against Fresno.