BluGrass Baseball Minor League Free Agents

Minor League Baseball


Chris Burke; Photo by grovesa16 via Flickr

The always useful Baseball America has published the full list of minor league free agents. As you might expect several players with Kentucky ties are looking for work this offseason. I’ve listed them below, with their 2009 organization, classification and Kentucky tie.


  • 2B Chris Burke — Louisville, Ky. — Braves (AAA)
  • RHP Greg Atencio — Louisville Bats — Reds (AAA)
  • RHP Frederico Baez — Louisville Bats — Reds (AAA)
  • RHP Jeff Kennard — Louisville Bats — Reds (AAA)
  • LHP Camilo Vazquez — Louisville Bats — Reds (AAA)
  • C Korey Feiner — Louisville Bats — Reds (AAA)
  • 1B Wes Bankston — Louisville Bats — Reds (AAA)
  • 2B Luis Bolivar — Louisville Bats — Reds (AAA)
  • OF Lew Ford — Louisville Bats — Reds (AAA)
  • RHP Ryan Speier — Frankfort, Ky. — Rockies (AAA)
  • RHP Matt Wilhite — Franklin, Ky. — Rockies (AAA)
  • SS Ronald Ramirez — Lexington Legends — Astros (Hi A)

It’s a long list so I might have missed one or two. If you see an omission shoot me an email or comment on the post.

Louisville Faces Decisive Game Five

Minor League Baseball

Chris Heisey

No links today as the Bats game-four win was the story of the day.  Louisville will face Durham in the decisive game five at 5:05 at Slugger Field.  Camilo Vazquez will take the mound for the Bats in game five.  Vazquez has made only two starts for Louisville after spending most of the year with AA Carolina. In five appearances for Louisville, Vazquez was 0-0 with a 5.52 ERA. He was 5-2 with a 5.29 ERA at Carolina, so the Bats might be well served to put some runs on the board tonight.

Paul Phillips will make his second start of the season for Durham tonight.  Phillips hasn’t been scored on in 7.2 AAA innings, and is 5-4 with a 2.51 ERA in 49 games between high A, AA and AAA this season.

You can watch game five on MiLB.TV or follow the MiLB gamecast.