ATHENS — Sanders Commings, a starter on Georgia’s back-to-back SEC East champion teams earlier this decade, is back in the pros: As a baseball player.
Commings is signing a minor league deal with the Atlanta Braves, according to Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com. Rosenthal wrote recently about Commings’ desire to get into baseball, after not playing it competitively since high school.
A cornerback and safety at Georgia from 2009-12, Commings was a fifth-round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2013, but spent most of the next three years on injured reserve.
Baseball was always still in Commings’ mind, even while starting on Georgia’s football team, routinely baseball hats and shirts to interviews.. He was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 37th round of the 2008 draft, but did not sign.
Comings was a three-year starter at Georgia, totaling 35 starts between his sophomore and senior years, recording eight interceptions and 154 tackles.