Matt Jones has been the online sports editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and NWA Media since 2010. He is also a feature writer for Hawgs Illustrated magazine and is currently working on his Master's degree at the University of Arkansas.
Favorite Sport: Basketball
Best Sports Memories: Watching Arkansas' basketball national championship in 1994; being at the Georgia Dome when the tornado hit during the 2008 SEC Tournament; countless hours spent at Baum Stadium in the spring.
Favorite Fayetteville Restaurants: Noodles, Penguin Ed's and Mojitos
Education: University of Arkansas
Beeks added to short-season Red Sox roster
Arkansas starter Jalen Beeks delivers a pitch during the third inning against South Alabama Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas pitcher Jalen Beeks has agreed to terms with the Boston Red Sox.
Beeks was one of four players added Saturday to the active roster for the organization's short-season affiliate in Lowell, Mass. Beeks, a 12th round draft pick of the Red Sox, was introduced at the media day in Lowell earlier this month but had yet to sign.
The left-handed pitcher is the fourth Arkansas player to sign a professional contract this summer. Left-handed relief pitcher Michael Gunn, a 16th round pick of the Red Sox, is expected to join Beeks in Lowell prior to the July 18 signing deadline.