Mariners taking it easy with James Paxton; Joe Blanton fine with his Phillies’ role; Alex Meyer gets national attention

College Baseball, Major League Baseball

A. J. Ellis reads at Glendale (Ariz.) Library; Dodgers photo via Twitter

Latest links from around Kentucky baseball:

  • Greg Johns of MLB.com reports the Seattle Mariners plan to take it slow with former UK left-handed pitcher James Paxton this spring, but he will likely get a shot to pitch in the next week or so. MLB.com also has a video interview with Paxton where he comments on finally signing a professional contract.
  • Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports former UK right-handed pitcher Joe Blanton is not worried about living up to the ace-status of his four Phillies’ rotation mates.
  • Kendall Rogers of Perfect Game USA breaks down University of Kentucky junior right-handed pitcher Alex Meyer‘s performance in his Saturday start in the Houston College Classic. (subscription required)
  • PLD alum A. J. Ellis recently read to some children at the Glendale Library in honor of Dr. Suess’ birthday. You can see the picture tweeted by the Los Angeles Dodgers above.
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