Lexington Legends – Legends Gavin named SAL All-Star

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Relief pitcher Grant Gavin of the Lexington Legends has been added to the Southern Division roster for the South Atlantic League All-Star game, which will be played Tuesday night in Columbia, South Carolina.   League president Eric Krupa made the announcement Sunday.

                Gavin, 21, a right-hander from Parkville, Missouri, has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 1.38 in 19 appearances.  He has six saves.  In 32 and two-thirds innings pitched, he has struck out 43 batters and walked 14.  He was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the 29th round of the 2016 first-year player draft after finishing his college career at the University of Central Missouri.

                “This is a well-deserved honor for Grant and great news for the Legends,” said Legends President/CEO Andy Shea.  “He’s done an outstanding job.  We’ll look forward to seeing him pitch in the All-Star game.”

                Gavin joins Legends pitcher Jace Vines on the All-Star roster.   Outfielder Kort Peterson was also named to the Southern Division team, but was later promoted to advanced-A Wilmington.