Webb could receive $4 million in innings bonuses; Rauch faces open competition for Blue Jays closer job

College Baseball, Major League Baseball

Brandon Webb; Photo by SD Dirk via Flickr

With just one month left until the start of the college baseball season here are the latest links from around Kentucky baseball:

  • T. R. Sullivan of MLB.com breaks down Ashland native and former UK right-handed pitcher Brandon Webb‘s new contract with the Texas Rangers. Webb will receive up to $4 million in bonuses for innings pitched alone.
  • Sheldon S. Shafer of the Courier-Journal reports the Louisville Slugger Museum saw record attendance in 2010.
  • Western Kentucky University‘s media relations department has posted a question-and-answer session with junior outfielder Jared Andreoli.
  • Steve Gardner of USA Today breaks down the fantasy implications for former Morehead St. right-handed pitcher Jon Rauch‘s signing with the Blue Jays, noting he may be the teams best option for saves.
  • Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos declined to name a favorite between Rauch and Octavio Dotel in the closer race, saying both would compete for the opportunity in Spring Training.
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