Green excepts to be tendered contract; Downs declines arbitration; UK AD calls for baseball facility improvements

College Baseball, Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball

Sean Green; Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Latest links from around Kentucky baseball:

  • Adam Rubin of ESPN.com reports the agent for former Male High School and UofL right-handed pitcher Sean Green expects the New York Mets to tender a contract to Green, but if the reliever becomes a free agent he’ll receive plenty of interest from other teams.
  • Chip Cosby of the Lexington Herald-Leader reports University of Kentucky Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart plans to stay at UK to complete unfinished business including upgrading the baseball facilities.
  • MLB.com columnist Mike Bauman writes signing Ashland native and former UK right-handed pitcher Brandon Webb could be “worth the risk” for MLB teams.
  • James Schmel of MLive.com lists Lexington native Austin Kearns could be a potential target for the Detroit Tigers.
  • Baseball America named the Louisville Bats the 2010 Bob Freitas “Organization of the Year” Award for the Triple-A level.
  • Louisville native and former UK left-handed pitcher Scott Downs decline arbitration from the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday.
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