Baseball: Outfielder Alex Hudak signs free agent contract with Kansas City Royals

Rolando Rosa

Not even an injury this season prevented Alex Hudak from his childhood dream.

Alex Hudak is on his way to play for the Kansas City Royals. Photo by Michelle Friswell

FAU’s outfielder and senior co-captain, Hudak, signed a free agent contract to play professionally in the Kansas City Royals organization.

Not long after hitting three home runs in a three-game road sweep of Alabama to start the season, Hudak fractured his ankle on March 3 against Princeton and ended up missing a month. Once he returned, Hudak helped guide the Owls to the Sun Belt Conference regular season title.

For the season, Hudak hit .282 with 61 hits. Despite his missed time, Hudak still tied for the team-lead in home runs (Kyle Newton and Corey Keller) with seven on the year.

“I am happy that Alex is getting a chance to realize his dream of playing professional baseball,” FAU baseball coach John McCormack told  “He worked extremely hard here and was a great teammate.  I am proud of him and excited that he will be starting his professional career.”