Barring something unexpected, Jaycob Brugman will return to play baseball in Utah.
The former BYU outfielder and his Nashville Sounds will take on the Salt Lake City Bees at Smith's Ballpark in a four-game series beginning Friday.
Brugman was called up to the Sounds on May 21 for his first Triple-A stint. He knocked in at least one run in four out of his first five games with Nashville leading into the series with the Bees. On Wednesday, Brugman had three hits and an RBI against Las Vegas.
Starting the season with the Double-A Midland RockHounds, Brugman had a .261 batting average with five home runs and 20 RBIs before his reassignment. Last year, Brugman played the whole season in Midland and hit .260 with six home runs and 63 RBIs.
In three years at BYU, Brugman hit 22 home runs and had a career batting average of .304. He was named to the all-Mountain West Conference first team as a freshman and the all-West Coast Conference first team as a junior. Brugman was drafted in the 17th round of the 2013 MLB draft.
Nashville is an affiliate of the Oakland Athletics. Brugman's reassignment came after Oakland outfielder Josh Reddick hit the disable list and Jake Smolinski, then with the Sounds, was bumped up.
The games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday will start at 6:35 p.m. MT. Monday's game will start at 12:05 p.m. MT.