Kearns excelling with Indians; Wade returns to Lexington; Kapteyn, Bottoms named top two-way players

College Baseball, Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball

Austin Kearns; Photo from Wikimedia Commons

A hodgepodge of links from around Kentucky baseball:

  • Anthony Castrovince of writes the Cleveland Indians are reaping reward of signing Lexington native Austin Kearns to a Minor League deal in the offseason.
  • Mark Maloney of the Lexington Herald Leader profiles former University of Kentucky shortstop Chris Wade in his return to Lexington with the Greensboro Grasshoppers.
  • The Courier Journal profiles University of Louisville first baseman Andrew Clark and his strong performance since returning from a strained oblique.
  • UK right-handed pitcher/first baseman Braden Kapteyn and Morehead State University right-handed pitcher/first baseman Michael Bottoms have been named to the 25-man watch list for the John Olerud Award, which goes to the country’s top two-way player.
  • Courier Journal columnist Rick Bozich writes the Louisville Bats are “trying anything to change luck.”

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