Vols pitcher Kyle Serrano leaving UT

Pitcher Kyle Serrano is leaving the Tennessee baseball team, the program announced on Friday night.

Following Tennessee's 2-1 loss at Texas A&M, the Vol baseball Twitter account tweeted, "UPDATE: RHP Kyle Serrano has left the University of Tennessee and Vol Baseball program due to personal medical reasons."

Serrano, a redshirt junior pitcher, is the son of Tennessee head coach Dave Serrano. Kyle made only one start last season before needing Tommy John surgery on his pitching elbow.

He was pitching well in a relief role this season, posting a 3.72 ERA with 21 strikeouts in 9.2 innings.

Serrano left a relief appearance with an apparent injury after throwing only nine pitches in a March 31 win over Georgia. However, he returned two days later, striking out five in two scoreless innings and has pitched in three more games since then.

He did not enter Friday's game against Texas A&M.

Serrano was ranked the no. 35 MLB Draft prospect in the country in 2013 by Baseball America. The former Farragut Admiral was drafted in the 29th round by the Colorado Rockies that year.

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