Friedrich, Martinez named players of week; Burke’s career likely over; Streiby part of Tigers’ 2011 plans

Minor League Baseball

Chris Burke; Photo by grovesa16 via Flickr

Latest links from around Kentucky Minor League Baseball:

  • Former EKU left-handed pitcher Christian Friedrich was named pitcher of the week in the AA Texas League. Lexington Legends outfielder J. D. Martinez was named the player of the week in the South Atlantic League.
  • Louisville native Chris Burke told Michael Grant of the Courier-Journal his baseball career is likely over after being released from the Louisville Bats roster by the Cincinnati Reds in late June, and he now wants to be a college coach.
  • Lynn Henning of The Detroit News writes former UK first baseman Ryan Strieby is blasting his way into the Detroit Tigers’ 2011 plans.
  • Lexington Catholic alum and Minnesota Twins outfield prospect Ben Revere told Bob Nightengale he expected to be traded last week if the Twins had acquired Cliff Lee.
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