Wednesday Afternoon Notes

College Baseball, Major League Baseball, Minor Leagues

Just a few afternoon notes to pass along:

  • Louisville junior pitcher Justin Marks signed a professional contract to play baseball with the Oakland Athletics.  Marks was named a third-team All-American by Baseball America and signed for a $375,300 signing bonus according to the Web site.  Marks was the A’s third round pick, but second pick overall.
  • Former UK catcher Sean Coughlin will participate in the AA Southern League home run derby on July 12.
  • The Reds added former UK pitcher Greg Dombrowski to the 60-day DL.
  • The Rockies placed former EKU pitcher Christian Friedrich on the 7-day DL.
  • Lexington Legends’ pitcher Jordan Lyles garnered a tweet from BA writer Ben Badler this morning for his 10-strike out performance last night.  Badler said Lyle’s was “bumgarner-ing” his way through the SAL in honor of Giants’ top prospect Madison Bumgarner.