Wladimir Balentien; Photo from Wikimedia Commons
Matt Eddy of Baseball America recently posted the complete list of Minor League free agents and several Kentuckians are on the list. I’ve copied the Kentucky MiLB free agents below with organization and 2010 team:
- RHP Jesus Delgado — Cincinnati Reds — AAA Louisville Bats
- RHP Jason Isringhausen — Cincinnati Reds — AAA Louisville
- RHP Chad Reineke — Cincinnati Reds — AAA Louisville
- C Wilkin Castillo — Cincinnati Reds — AAA Louisville
- OF Wladimir Balentien — Cincinnati Reds — AAA Louisville
- OF Sean Henry — Cincinnati Reds — AAA Louisville
- OF Luis Terrero — Cincinnati Reds — AAA Louisville
- RHP Matt Wilhite (WKU) — Colorado Rockies — AAA Colorado Springs
- C Neil Wilson (Covington) — Florida Marlins — AAA New Orleans
- RHP Cory Wade (Ky Wesleyan) — Los Angeles Dodgers — AAA Albuquerque
- 3B Neil Sellers (EKU) — Philadelphia Phillies — AAA Lehigh Valley
- LHP Zach Jackson (UofL) — Toronto Blue Jays — AAA Las Vegas
- RHP Zach Dials (UK) — Washington Nationals — AA Harrisburg
You can see the full MiLB free agent list here.
Chad Reineke; Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Highlights from around Kentucky MiLB playoff action:
- In game one of the International League playoffs the Louisville Bats used a three-run home run from designated hitter Mike Costanzo to earn an 8-4 win over Durham. Right fielder Sean Henry was 3-4 with a double and three runs scored, and center fielder Dave Sappelt was 3-4 with a double and RBI. Right-handed pitcher Chad Reineke earned the win for the Bats.
- Former WKU infielder Wade Gaynor was 1-3 in West Michigan’s 4-2 loss to Lake County in the Midwest League playoffs.
- Former Murray St. right-handed pitcher Daniel Calhoun recorded a hold in Quad Cities’ 4-0 win over Kane County in the Midwest League playoffs.
- Former UofL outfielder and 2010 Rangers draftee Josh Richmond was 1-4 with a double and run scored for Spokane in its 6-1 win over Yakima.
- Morgantown native Keith Butler recorded the save in short-season Batavia’s 5-4 win over Tri-City in the New York-Penn League playoffs.