Former Augustana pitcher Derek Hansen has been assigned to the Oakland Athletics’ team in the Arizona Rookie League based in Phoenix. The Fergus Falls, Minn., native was selected June 6 by the Athletics with the 769th pick in the 25th round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Hansen is the fifth Viking player to be selected in the MLB Draft and the highest pick in program history. He was the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Pitcher of the Year.
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