Webb throws off mound; Wellemeyer to get look as long-reliever; Ky. alums get NRIs

College Baseball, Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball

Brandon Webb; Photo by SD Dirk via Flickr

Check out several major league updates below plus a minor league and college link. Also, remember Bowling Green-native Corey Hart has an arbitration hearing scheduled with the Brewers today.

  • Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports Ashland-native and University of Kentucky alum Brandon Webb threw off the mound for the first time since having shoulder surgery Tuesday.
  • Chris Haft of MLB.com reports the Giants will primarily look at Louisville-native and Bellarmine alum Todd Wellemeyer as a long-reliever.
  • UK alums Collin Cowgill and Sean Coughlin, and Paul Laurence Dunbar alum Josh Ellis have been given non-roster invitations to Arizona Diamondbacks Spring Training.
  • Michael Grant of the Courier Journal talks to 2010 Louisville Bats manager Rick Sweet about the upcoming season.
  • UK Athletics reports BoydsWorld.com has ranked the Cats’ 2010 schedule as the 22nd most difficult in the nation. Western Kentucky University checks in at No. 82 on the list and the University of Louisville checks in at No. 117.

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