Longhorns shortstop Christian Summers to transfer


Junior shortstop Christian Summers will transfer, Texas announced Thursday.

Summers played in 14 games last year, batting .100 with five runs and one RBI while comitting four errors. He hit .182 in 13 games as a freshman in 2010, driving in two runs and scoring another. With the graduation of Jordan Etier, a shortstop who started 63 of the Longhorns' 68 games last year, Summers' departure paves the way for freshman C.J. Hinojosa to assume the role of everyday shortstop.

A very highly-regarded prospect out of Klein Collins (Houston, Texas), Hinojosa chose to enroll at UT rather than sign with the Houston Astros, who drafted him in the 26th round of this year's MLB Draft. After initially intending to enroll at Texas in the spring, Hinojosa separated his shoulder during his senior season earlier this year but played in both of the Longhorns' fall scrimmages.