Former DocXellent intern, Eric Campbell, has been called up by the New York Mets as a utility player playing first and third base as well as the corner outfield positions. Eric made his major league debut on May 10, 2014 against the Philadelphia Phillies recording his first RBI with a pinch hit sacrifice fly in the 7th inning to give the Mets the lead.
Eric worked at DocXellent during the 2013 off-season supporting our SQA and Validation testing areas. He also assisted our sales & marketing efforts modifying our literature with our new logo.
The Mets drafted Campbell, who played at Norwich Free Academy and then at Boston College, in the eighth round of the 2008 draft. His road through their farm system was long, usually with more than one year at each level. He played parts of three seasons at Double A Binghamton and a season at Triple A Las Vegas.
“We are so proud to see Eric realizing his dream in the Major Leagues”, said Bob Sullivan, President of DocXellent.” He’s a fine young man and his work ethic was quite evident during his tenure with us. We wish him all the best and a long career in baseball. We will follow him closely.”
Gary Carignan, DocXellent VP of Sales, attended Eric’s MLB debut along with Eric’s parents, relatives and close friends. “Seeing a young man make his Major League debut is just priceless”. Having coached Eric in youth baseball for many years, Carignan said there was never a doubt that Eric would get “the call”. Carignan’s son Andrew is also a professional baseball player having made his major league debut on September 2, 2011 with the Oakland Athletics. Andrew Carignan is currently completing a rehab assignment in Scottsdale, AZ and is now part of the San Francisco Giants organization.