Ken Winkle, a graduate of Osceola High and Saint Leo College, was released by the Kansas City Royals' Springfield (Ill.) farm team last week. A right-handed pitcher, Winkle had a 1-1 record and 9.40 ERA with the Sultans in the Class A Midwest League.
Last summer, after graduating from Saint Leo, Winkle posted a 4-4 record and 3.15 ERA with the Eugene Emeralds in the Northwest League. He was Kansas City's 15th draft pick last year.
Speedway races are a washout
Rain forced cancellation of racing Saturday night at the Citrus County Speedway and at Sunshine Speedway in Pinellas County.
It was the second time this season weather has interrupted the Citrus Speedway schedule. The Citrus 95/JB Country Demolition Derby has been rescheduled for July 15.
A full program, including a special 50-lap Late Model feature, will be run Saturday at the Citrus track. The program at Sunshine Speedway will include a Figure 8 Championship race.