Former Kentucky and Lawrence County Pitcher picked up by Cubs
Lawrence County grad and former Kentucky pitcher Chandler Shepherd is coming closer to home.
The Chicago Cubs claimed Shepherd off waivers from the Boston Red Sox on Saturday.
Shepherd was a 13th-round pick in the 2014 MLB draft by the Red Sox. Shepherd had a 3.89 ERA and 7.4 K/9 in 25 starts for the Pawtucket Red Sox last year but this season recorded a 10.01 ERA while giving up 53 hits and 11 homers in 29 2/3 innings so far.
Shepherd will join the Cubs' Double-A affiliate in Knoxville, Tennessee.