Latest links and news from around Kentucky baseball:
- University of Louisville junior infielder Ryan Wright was named a Louisville Slugger second-team preseason All American. Junior right-handed pitcher Tony Zych was named to the third team.
- Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News speculates former Morehead St. right-handed pitcher Jon Rauch might be a candidate for the Texas Rangers’ bullpen.
- Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated reports it is just a matter of time before the Philadelphia Phillies trade former UK right-handed pitcher Joe Blanton.
- Ed Price of AOL Fanhouse reports former UK right-handed pitcher Brandon Webb is close to making a decision about his next MLB team.