His uncle might have helped open a door, but Aaron earned the opportunity to advance. The undrafted free agent was 2-0 for the Reds rookie league team in Arizona last season, and he’s 2-0 with the Dragons in 10 games out of the bullpen this season.
“I want to be out there with ball in my hand,” Fossas said. “I’ve closed in the past, I’ve started, and right now I’m doing long relief so whenever my number is called I’m excited to go out there and try to help out.”
If the major league dream doesn’t work out, Fossas can fall back on his education. He’s one of the few players to come through Dayton with a masters degree after spending five years at Wake Forest.