Former West pitcher weighs in on minor league move

Kasey Kalich discussed the league's suspension of play due to coronavirus

VICTORIA, Texas — A former local baseball star is happy about Major League Baseball’s decision to help out minor leaguers.

Former West Warrior pitcher Kasey Kalich finished up his first season in professional baseball last year, playing with the Atlanta Braves’ Class-A affiliate. With minor league players shut out of spring training due to the coronavirus pandemic, Major League Baseball announced it will send minor league players allowances from teams through April 8th. Minor league players will receive $400 per week from teams in a lump sum.

Kalich started his collegiate career out at Blinn College, before transferring to Texas A&M. He was selected in the fourth round of the MLB draft last June by the Braves.

The pitcher is currently rehabbing after undergoing surgery in January to fix a broken bone in his right wrist.