Baseball America reported that Mr. Baseball Hunter Green, a Warren East graduate who had committed to Kentucky, agreed to a contract with the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday. Green, a left-handed pitcher who was chosen in the second round of this year's draft, is expected to sign for the slot value of $942,000.
The Angels, who were without a first-round pick because of the off-season signing of Josh Hamilton, took Green with the 59th overall pick. Green, 6-foot-4, has a low-90s fastball, sharp curve, sinking changeup and a 0.14 ERA as a senior.
Green gave up a run in the first start of the season, then didn't allow another one the rest of the year, striking out 110 batters and walking 37. He is expected to begin his pro career in the rookie-level Arizona League.
Four Hot Rods combine on no-hitter
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Four pitchers for Class A Bowling Green combined on the team's first nine-inning no-hitter on Friday night in a 14-1 rout of Lansing at Bowling Green Ballpark. It was so unexpected, Marcus Jensen didn't even know it happened until after he closed out the game.
"I actually didn't realize we had a no-hitter going until it was kind of brought up, but it was probably better that I didn't know," Jensen told MiLB.com. "I was pretty focused and I just kind of get tunnel vision.
"It's kind of embarrassing, but yeah, I didn't know."
Hot Rods starter Blake Snell pitched three innings and gave up one unearned run. Eduar Quinonez (5-3) followed Snell and earned the win with three strikeouts in three innings. Nick Sawyer pitched 12⁄3 innings before Jensen got the final four outs.
The only other no-hitter in franchise history occurred on July 9, 2011, when Victor Mateo pitched seven hitless innings against Lake County.
Reds' Reynolds improves to 9-0 at Louisville
Reds prospect Greg Reynolds, a 27-year-old who has spent time in the majors with the Rockies, improved to 9-0 this season when he threw a two-hit shutout for Triple-A Louisville on Friday night. He has won five straight starts and has an 0.70 ERA over that span.