Downs prefers setting up; Wellemeyer close to rotation spot; Webb continues rehab

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Todd Wellemeyer; Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Major League storylines to keep an eye on as Spring Training winds down:

  • University of Kentucky alum Scott Downs tells Mike Rutsey of The Toronto Sun that he actually prefers pitching in the eighth inning to closing.
  • Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports Louisville-native Todd Wellemeyer can wrap up the Giants’ fifth starter position this week.
  • Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports Ashland-native Brandon Webb still hasn’t schedule his next mound appearance.
  • Jamie Ramsey of profiles Louisville Bats outfielder Chris Heisey.
  • University of Kentucky junior closer Matt Little has been named to the College Baseball Foundation‘s pitcher of the year watch list.

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