Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A double graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Biletnikoff Award.
Beeks introduced for Red Sox affiliate
Jalen Beeks delivers a pitch during Arkansas' game against LSU on April 12, 2014 at Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge, La. LSU won 5-4.
FAYETTEVILLE Former Arkansas pitcher Jalen Beeks was introduced at the media day for the short-season Boston Red Sox affiliate in Lowell, Mass., on Wednesday.
Beeks, who was drafted by the Red Sox in the 12th round of last week's MLB Draft, will begin his professional career playing for the Lowell Spinners. His contract terms aren't yet known.
The left-hander went 6-4 in 13 starts for the Razorbacks as a junior, finishing with a 1.98 earned run average. The Prairie Grove native is one of two weekend starters Arkansas will have to replace next season. Chris Oliver signed his professional contract with the Phillies on Tuesday.