Former Kentucky and Lawrence County Pitcher picked up by Cubs

BOSTON, Ma (WYMT)- 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.

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