Lexington Legends Hall of Fame catcher John Buck wasn’t unemployed for long. One day after being non-tendered by the Kansas City Royals, Buck signed a one-year, $2 million deal with the Toronto Blue Jays. Jayson Stark of ESPN.com first reported the signing. Buck hit .247 with eight home runs and 36 RBI in 59 games for the Royals in 2009. In six years, Buck has hit .235 with 70 home runs and 259 RBI.
During the inaugural 2001 Lexington Legends season, Buck led the team to the South Atlantic League championship after batting .275 with 22 home runs and 73 RBI.