Lots of major league news to pass along including a surprising major league job for a Kentucky high school alum:
- Kevin Gurnick of MLB.com reports PLD alum A. J. Ellis has been named the starting catcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers while All-Star Russell Martin misses 4-6 weeks after a groin injury.
- University of Kentucky left-handed pitcher Logan Darnell was named Southeastern Conference pitcher of the week after his complete game shutout performance Saturday.
- Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports University of Kentucky alum Joe Blanton offseason adjustments paid dividends in his first spring appearance.
- Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News breaks down the Giants fifth starter race, which includes Bellarmine alum Todd Wellemeyer.
- Jim Salisbury of Baseball America profiles University of Louisville alum B. J. Rosenberg and his attempt to stick out in Phillies camp. (Subscription required.)