Revere called up to Minnesota; Gatrell named All-AZL

Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball

Ben Revere; Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Latest links from around Kentucky baseball:

  • Kelly Thesier of reports Lexington Catholic alum Ben Revere was rewarded for persevering through an injury-marred season with a MLB promotion Saturday.
  • Boyd County native and 2010 Royals NDFA Tyler Gatrell was named to the Arizona League postseason all-star team after leading the league with 12 saves.
  • Geoff Baker of The Seattle Times reports several Mariners executives weren’t aware of the extend of former NKU right-handed pitcher Josh Lueke‘s legal trouble when the team acquired him in the Cliff Lee trade. Lueke “pleaded no contest last year to a charge of unlawful imprisonment with violence against a woman who was at his apartment in Bakersfield, Calif. in May 2008,” Baker writes.
  • Mike Osborne of Voice of America profiles the Hillerich family, who made a name for themselves making Louisville Slugger baseball bats.

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