Hart worried he might start season on DL; Cowgill impresses D’Backs with spring performance; Lueke still has a chance

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Corey Hart; Photo by Steve Paluch via Flickr

Latest links from around Kentucky baseball:

  • Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports Bowling Green native Corey Hart is afraid he will not be ready for Opening Day due to a lingering oblique injury.
  • Jack Magruder of FoxSportsArizona.com reports Lexington native and former UK outfielder Collin Cowgill made a strong impression on the Diamondbacks this spring and will likely start 2011 at AAA Reno.
  • Brad Stephens of the College Heights Herald recaps the recruitment of Western Kentucky University sophomore left-handed pitcher Tanner Perkins, who was the top Kentucky high school pitcher in 2009, and notes a fishing trip sealed Perksins’ decision to sign with WKU.
  • Geoff Baker of The Seattle Times reports Highland Heights native and former NKU right-handed pitcher Josh Lueke is still in the running for a bullpen spot after the latest round of Mariners’ roster cuts.
  • Louisville native and rehabbing Mariners reliever Shawn Kelley breaks down his NCAA basketball tournament bracket for the Herald Net of Everett Washington. Kelley says his is a huge UofL fan, so he is probably unhappy with the Cards’ Thursday loss to Morehead St.

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