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  • Lexington Legends Sign Two MLB Pitchers, 2018 All Star

    · By Andrew Shea

    The Lexington Legends have signed Pitchers Jeremy Jeffress and Austin Adams. Jeffress has played in 414 MLB games spanning 11 seasons. He was the 16th drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 1st round of the 2006 MLB June Amateur Draft. He made his Major League Debut in 2010 with the Brewers. Jeffress played for the Kansas City Royals (2011-2012), Toronto Blue Jays (2013-2014), Milwaukee Brewers (2014-2016), Texas Rangers (2016-2017), Milwaukee Brewers (2017-2019), and Chicago Cubs (2020). In 2018, during his third stint with the Brewers, he was named to the Major League Baseball All Star Game. He boasts a...

  • Lexington Legends Sign MLB Pitcher, EKU Standout Christian Friedrich

    · By Andrew Shea

    The Lexington Legends have signed Pitcher Christian Friedrich. Friedrich is one of the most prolific pitchers in Eastern Kentucky University history. He was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 1st round of the 2008 MLB June Amateur Draft. Friedrich made his Major League Debut in 2012 for the Rockies where he played through the 2015 season. He also played for the San Diego Padres in 2016. “I vividly remember Christian’s Junior Season at EKU where he was absolutely dominant. He is another big-time major leaguer with connections to our community who chose to play for the Legends.” Said Legends...

  • MLB Teams Purchase Contracts of Two Legends' Pitchers

    · By Andrew Shea

    Tony Cingrani and Dustin Beggs, Lexington Legends Pitchers, have had their contracts purchased by the Chicago Cubs and New York Mets, respectively. Both Pitchers signed with the Legends before the 2021 Atlantic League season. Tony Cingrani (31) was originally drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 3rd round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft from Rice University. He went on to pitch for the Reds from 2012-2017 before being traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Dustin Beggs (28) was drafted in the 16th round of the 2016 MLB June Amateur Draft by the Miami Marlins from University of Kentucky....

  • Legends Pitcher Nate Peden Has Contract Purchased by Milwaukee Brewers

    · By Andrew Shea

    Nate Peden, Lexington Legends Pitcher, has had his contract purchased by the Milwaukee Brewers. Peden (22) was originally drafted by the New York Mets in the 13th round of the 2017 MLB June Amateur Draft, out of University High School (Orlando, FL) and was signed by the Legends prior to the 2021 season. In nine innings with the Legends Peden posted an 8.00 ERA with 7 strikeouts. “We are all very proud of Nate and thankful for his time spent with the Legends. It is a great feeling having our players contracts get purchased by an MLB organization.” Said Legends...

  • Lexington Legends Acquire Former Cincinnati Reds Pitcher J.J. Hoover

    · By Andrew Shea

    The Lexington Legends have acquired seven-year Major League veteran, J.J. Hoover, from the Kansas City Monarchs (American Association). Hoover was drafted in the 10th round of the MLB Amateur June Draft in 2008, out of Calhoun Community College (Decatur, AL). He has pitched in 290 MLB games and boasts a career 4.17 ERA with 294 Strikeouts. “It is a great feeling to have another guy with Major League experience choose to join the Legends.” Said Legends President & CEO, Andy Shea. “I’m sure plenty of fans remember J.J.’s electric pitching with the Reds in Cincinnati. We’re very excited to see...

  • Lexington Legends Sign Future MLB Hall of Famer Brandon Phillips

    · By Andrew Shea

    The Lexington Legends have signed seventeen-year Major League veteran, Brandon Phillips. Phillips will join the Legends as the first ever Atlantic League player to be on the roster for a team that he co-owns. Phillips is a 3-time MLB All-Star, 4-time Gold Glove winner, Silver Slugger Award winner, 30-30 Club Member, and a World Series Champion (Boston Red Sox 2018). He was drafted in the 2nd round by the Montreal Expos and began his career with the Cleveland Indians (3 years), Cincinnati Reds (11 years), Atlanta Braves (1 year), Los Angeles Angels (1 year), and Boston Red Sox (1 year)....