Juniors Chad Wright and Braden Kapteyn will not be back with the Kentucky baseball team after signing contracts with MLB teams.
Kapteyn, a 15th-round pick, has signed with the Boston Red Sox. Wright, a ninth-round selection, has already signed with the Detroit Tigers. Their signings mean they cannot return to the UK baseball team next year for what would have been their senior seasons.
Kapteyn signed with the Red Sox as a starting pitcher despite serving primarily as a reliever and first baseman with Kentucky. Kapteyn finishes his UK career wtih a 7-3 record, 6.15 ERA and eight saves on the mound, plus a .304 average, 16 home runs and 97 RBI in 504 at-bats.
Wright ends his collegiate career with a .339 average, 12 home runs and 100 RBI, including a .359 clip, six home runs and 40 RBI this past year.
Juniors Alex Meyer and Michael Williams and sophomore Jordan Cooper have not signed contracts yet and could return next year if they don't sign a deal with their respective MLB teams.
Back to my previously scheduled vacaction. See you all next week.