Just a few afternoon notes to pass along:
- Louisville junior pitcher Justin Marks signed a professional contract to play baseball with the Oakland Athletics. Marks was named a third-team All-American by Baseball America and signed for a $375,300 signing bonus according to the Web site. Marks was the A’s third round pick, but second pick overall.
- Former UK catcher Sean Coughlin will participate in the AA Southern League home run derby on July 12.
- The Reds added former UK pitcher Greg Dombrowski to the 60-day DL.
- The Rockies placed former EKU pitcher Christian Friedrich on the 7-day DL.
- Lexington Legends’ pitcher Jordan Lyles garnered a tweet from BA writer Ben Badler this morning for his 10-strike out performance last night. Badler said Lyle’s was “bumgarner-ing” his way through the SAL in honor of Giants’ top prospect Madison Bumgarner.