Brendan McKay spent three seasons starring as a two-way player for Louisville baseball.
Now he can say he was a two-way player in his first professional stint. The left-handed pitcher and first baseman got his first action on the mound for the Hudson Valley Renegades over the weekend.
McKay struck out four and walked one in two hitless innings on Sunday in a 1-0 win for Hudson Valley.
“It felt pretty good to be out there, but a little weird,” McKay said to milb.com. “Just getting back into the flow of things and facing batters, which is always different in a game situation. But overall, I was pleased with how it went. I was able to throw strikes and make some quality pitches.”
McKay is hitting .222 in his first 10 games of minor league baseball after the Tampa Bay Rays made him the No. 4 pick in the 2017 MLB Draft.