Minor-league notes: Ex-Cat Gott part of Padres-Angels trade; Louisville Bats to host a Star Wars Night

dvarney@herald-leader.comJuly 19, 2014 

Former University of Kentucky closer Trevor Gott was traded from the San Diego Padres to the Los Angeles Angels as part of a deal that sent All-Star closer Huston Street to L.A.

Gott, who also starred in high school at Tates Creek, started the season at Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore. He was 2-4 with a 3.16 ERA and 16 saves as the team's closer. He was a California League midseason All-Star.

He was promoted to Double-A San Antonio in June and has a 4.63 ERA in 10 appearances.

Gott split his first season in pro ball in 2013 between short-season Class A Eugene and Class A Fort Wayne. He combined to go 2-2 with four saves and a 2.50 ERA.

The Padres got four prospects — Taylor Lindsey, Jose Rondon, R.J. Alvarez and Elliot Morris in exchange for Street and Gott.

Alex Meyer (UK) pitched six solid innings and left with a 2-1 lead before Triple-A Rochester lost 3-2 at Norfolk.

The Minnesota Twins prospect gave up one run on three hits and four walks. He had four strikeouts.

Meyer is 5-4 with a 3.30 ERA in 19 starts.

Andy Burns (UK) hit a solo homer and an RBI single in Double-A New Hampshire's 7-4 win against Portland. Burns is batting .250 with 10 home runs and 42 RBI for the Toronto Blue Jays affiliate.

Cody Forsythe (Marshall County) struck out five of the six batters he faced, pitching two shutout innings in Class A Advanced Clearwater's 7-2 win at Bradenton.

Forsythe, a Philadelphia Phillies minor leaguer, is 1-0 with a 0.75 ERA in eight appearances for the Threshers. He has 16 strikeouts and no walks in 12 innings.

Jerad Grundy (UK) gave up six runs in 42⁄3 innings of short-season Class A Vermont's 6-3 loss to State College. Grundy (0-4) gave up nine hits and had three strikeouts.

He has a 3.96 ERA in seven starts for the Oakland A's affiliate.

Teammate Max Kuhn (UK) had an RBI single. He's batting .280 with three home runs and six RBI in 14 games for the Lake Monsters.

■ The Savannah Sand Gnats' Robert Gsellman (8-4) struck out 10 batters and gave up one run in 62⁄3 innings in a 5-1 victory against the visiting Lexington Legends.

Louisville Bats to host a Star Wars Night

The Louisville Bats, the Cincinnati Reds' Triple-A affiliate, will host their first-ever Star Wars Night at Louisville Slugger Field on Sunday, July 27. Gates for the 6:05 p.m. game open at 5 p.m. and all fans dressed in a Star Wars costume will receive a $3 discount on field reserved and premium seat tickets purchased.

Bats players will wear special edition Star Wars jerseys, modeled after the Rebel flight suits, which will be auctioned online following the game. The auction will run from 10 a.m. Monday, July 28, until 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4, with all proceeds going to Kosair Children's Hospital.

Dennis Varney: (859) 231-3514. Twitter: @ExCats.

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