Cowgill, Roe cut from respective MLB camps; Wright adapts to being UofL’s go-to hitter; Rauch could close for Blue Jays

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Collin Cowgill; Photo: UK Athletics

Latest links from around Kentucky baseball:

  • The Arizona Diamondbacks have re-assigned Lexington native and former ¬†UK outfielder Collin Cowgill to minor league camp.
  • The Seattle Mariners have optioned Lexington native Chaz Roe to AAA Tacoma.
  • Aaron Fitt of Baseball America profiles University of Louisville junior infielder Ryan Wright, who is adapting to becoming a full-time second baseman after playing shortstop and right field during his first two seasons to get his bat in the lineup. (Subscription required)
  • Gregor Chisholm of reports Louisville native and former Morehead St. right-handed pitcher Jon Rauch could be in line to close games for the Blue Jays if injuries keep Frank Fransisco and Octavio Dotel off the Opening Day roster.
  • Todd Zolecki of reports former UK right-handed pitcher Joe Blanton was frustrated with his Tuesday start, but Phillies manager Charlie Manuel was unconcerned with the results.

Midweek Schedule: Week 14

College Baseball

Check out the short midweek schedule below. Remember now that classes are out of session several teams will start their weekend series on Thursday. Today’s game against UofL is the regular season finale for EKU, and if the Colonels are knocked out of sixth in the OVC to miss the conference tournament it will be their last game of the season.