The Kansas City Royals promoted right-handed pitcher Jacob Bodner from Class A Lexington to Class A Advanced Wilmington of the Carolina League.
Bodner, a Danville native and former Boyle County High School standout, was 2-0 with three saves and a 3.60 ERA in seven relief appearances for the Legends.
Bodner was selected by the Royals in the 27th round of the June 2015 draft. He pitched in college at Xavier.
Bodner made his professional debut in 2015 with Burlington of the Appalachian League. The Royals named him as Burlington’s Pitcher of the Year after he compiled a record of 2-0 with an ERA of 0.77 in 16 appearances. He had five saves.
“It was great to have Jacob with us, and to have his friends and family nearby to add their support, but the object in minor league baseball is to move up,” Legends President/CEO Andy Shea said in a news release. “Jacob has done a great job for the Legends, and we wish him and his family well as he continues to make progress in his baseball career.”