Houston Astros prospect AJ Reed was named the player of the week in the Class A Advanced California League. The former Kentucky star batted .385 with four doubles, four home runs and 11 RBI in seven games for the Lancaster JetHawks. He also walked six times and scored nine runs. His week included a three-home run, nine-RBI performance on May 6.
■ Former Franklin-Simpson and UK standout Joe Blanton, a 10-year MLB veteran, gave up three runs in 5-2/3 innings in Triple-A Omaha's 10-4 win against Oklahoma City. Blanton, who improved to 3-2 with a 3.89 ERA, is trying to return to the majors with the Kansas City Royals.
■ Mike Broadway, a Paducah native, struck out the side in one shutout inning to earn the win in Triple-A Sacramento's 5-4 win against Albuquerque. The San Francisco Giants minor leaguer is 1-0 with three saves and a 1.15 ERA in 11 appearances. Teammate Adam Duvall (Butler, U of L) was 2-for-4 with an RBI. He's batting .328 this season.