Report: Luke Heimlich signs with Mexican League baseball team
Ex-Oregon State star pitcher Luke Heimlich, who in 2017 was found out to have plead guilty to sexually molesting his six-year-old niece as a teenager, will reportedly pitch in pro baseball.
ESPN reports Heimlich has signed a deal with a team in the Mexican Baseball league. The team acquiring him, the Dos Laredos Tecorotes, open the season on April 5th.
Heimlich pitched for the Beavers through the 2018 season when he was named the national collegiate pitcher of the year, helping OSU to the College World Series where they eventually won the program’s third national championship. Despite his talent, he went undrafted in the 2018 MLB amateur first-year player draft.
Heimlich had previously agreed to a contract with the Lamigo Monkeys team in China last August, but the Chinese Professional Baseball League made the team void the contract, citing a policy that disallows teams from signing players with a criminal past.