UofL BASEBALL | Former Card Back in Kentucky For Opening Day

04/04/2018 10:41 AM

Former UofL baseball player Brendan McKay is back in Kentucky to start out the 2018 season.

The 2017 Golden Spikes Award winner is starting out the year on the Bowling Green Hot Rods roster. The Hot Rods are the Class A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays.

McKay spoke on Tuesday about what it’s like for him to be back in the Bluegrass playing baseball:

This will be McKay’s first full season as a professional baseball player. He was drafted fourth overall by the Tampa Bay Rays in last year’s MLB Draft.

McKay also spoke on Tuesday about what the biggest difference is between playing professional baseball and college baseball:

McKay will be playing two positions for the Hot Rods, just like he did in college. He will serve as both a pitcher and a first baseman for the team.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

When he’s not on the air or in the field covering sports, you can likely find Andrew playing golf, watching IndyCar and Formula 1 races, or exploring the state of Kentucky. His favorite sport is open-wheel racing. In fact, he has not missed an Indianapolis 500 since the early 2000s.

Whether he is working sporting events or not, he always loves talking sports. He is a prolific tweeter, so if you want to stay “in the know” about sports in the Bluegrass, follow Andrew on Twitter @ADChernoff. If you have a story idea for our sports team, send it to Andrew at Andrew.Chernoff@charter.com.

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