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Kentucky players open spring training

February 23, 2012
By Timothy Brian of The B and B Sports Broadcasting Network



Wednesday, February 22, 2012

From:  Blugrass Baseball  

Kentucky players open spring training

Major League Baseball teams have opened spring training camps across Florida and Arizona this week. Position players for most teams report in the coming days. While there are some players who still haven’t signed contracts as free agents, 30 players with Kentucky ties are currently on spring training rosters. You can see the full list of those players, with MLB team, Kentucky connection and roster status below.

 

Angels
LHP Scott Downs — Pleasure Ridge Park HS, UK — 25-man roster

 

Athletics
OF Collin Cowgill — Henry Clay HS, UK — 40-man roster

 

Blue Jays
RHP Trystan Magnuson — DuPont Manual HS, UofL — 40-man roster

 

Braves
2B Dan Uggla — Born in Louisville — 25-man roster
LHP Johnny Venters — Born in Pikeville — 25- man roster

 

Brewers
OF Corey Hart — Greenwood HS — 25-man roster

 

Cardinals
3B Zack Cox — Pleasure Ridge Park HS — 40-man roster

 

Cubs
LHP Trever Miller — Trinity HS — Non-roster invitee
LHP Chris Rusin — UK — Non-roster invitee

 

Dodgers
C A. J. Ellis — Paul Laurence Dunbar HS — 25-man roster

 

Giants
3B Chris Dominguez — UofL — Non-roster invitee

 

Indians
2B Jason Kipnis — UK — 25-man roster

 

Marlins
OF Austin Kearns — Lafayette HS — Non-roster invitee
RHP Josh Lueke — Scott HS, NKU — 25-man roster

 

Mariners
RHP Steve Delabar — Central Hardin HS — 40-man roster
RHP Shawn Kelley — Ballard HS — 40-man roster
LHP James Paxton — UK — Non-roster invitee

 

Mets
RHP Jon Rauch — Oldham County HS, Morehead — 25-man roster

 

Orioles
3B/1B Mark Reynolds — Born in Pikeville — 25-man roster

 

Phillies
RHP Joe Blanton — Franklin-Simpson HS, UK — 25-man roster
RHP B. J. Rosenberg — Meade County HS, UofL — Non-roster invitee

 

Rangers
RHP Sean Green — Male HS, UofL — Non-roster invitee
LHP Robbie Ross — Lexington Christian Academy — Non-roster invitee

 

Red Sox
RHP Aaron Cook — Born in Fort Campbell — Non-roster invitee

 

Rockies
LHP Christian Friedrich — EKU — 40-man roster

 

Royals
RHP Nathan Adcock — North Hardin HS — 25-man roster

 

Tigers
1B Ryan Strieby — UK — Non-roster invitee

 

Twins
OF Ben Revere — Lexington Catholic HS — 25-man roster

 

White Sox
RHP Nathan Jones — Pendleton County HS, NKU — 40-man roster

 

Yankees
RHP Cory Wade — Kentucky Wesleyan — 25-man roster

 

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