Minor-league notes: Legends' Taylor named All-Star MVP; Reed gets his first hit

June 17, 2014 

The Lexington Legends' Dominique Taylor had two hits and knocked in two runs in the South Atlantic League All-Star Game, which ended at 4-all after 10 innings in Hickory, N.C. The Legends' other representative, Frank Schwindel, was 0-for-2 with a run scored for the South Division squad.

Tim Peterson, a former UK Wildcat in the New York Mets' organization, pitched one shutout inning of relief for the South. Peterson is 3-0 with a 2.05 ERA and 44 strikeouts this season.

Cody Forsythe, who starred at Marshall County and is a Philadelphia Phillies prospect, pitched one shutout inning for the North.

[Read more about Legends All-Stars Taylor and Schwindel]

Around the minors

■ Former University of Kentucky catcher Micheal Thomas, who was drafted by Detroit in the 22nd round of this month's draft, signed with the Tigers on Tuesday.

AJ Reed, another former Bat Cat, got his first hit of his minor-league career in short-season Class A Tri-City's 2-1 loss to Lowell. Reed, drafted in the second round by the Houston Astros, singled in the sixth inning and scored the ValleyCats' only run. He's batting .200 (1-for-5) through two games, but two walks, an intentional base on balls, and a hit by pitch puts his on-base percentage at .556.

Luke Maile (Covington Catholic, UK), a Tampa Bay Rays prospect, was 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored in the Double-A Southern League All-Star Game.

Trevor Gott (Tates Creek, UK), a minor-league closer for the San Diego Padres, struck out three batters and gave up an unearned run in one inning in the Class A Advanced California League All-Stars' 3-2 win against the Carolina League.

■ San Francisco Giants prospect Adam Duvall (Butler, U of L) hit his 22nd home run of the season for Triple-A Fresno.

■ Josh Richmond (U of L) was 1-for-4 in the Double-A Southern League's All-Star Game. The Chicago White Sox prospect was happy to get the share the moment with his biggest — actually littlest — fan.

Colton Richmond was everywhere, wearing a replica uniform with dad's No. 27 on the back, MiLB.com reported.

"He has two Barons uniforms and one for the Chicago White Sox," said his proud father. "He wants to be just like me. It's all baseball for him right now and it's great to have him around."

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