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New Indians player McKay jumps right in

On Sunday morning, Connor McKay was still in Kansas City. On Monday night, he was helping the Spokane Indians win. Read game story

New Indians outfielder Connor McKay, who played at the University of Kansas, flew from Kansas City to Spokane on Sunday, prepared to start his professional baseball career.


"I was supposed to play (Sunday), but it was Father’s Day and the paperwork didn’t go through," said McKay, a nondrafted free agent from Parker, Colorado.


McKay was cleared for Monday's game and was inserted as the designated hitter, in the No. 6 spot.


His start was inauspicious, striking out in the second inning and grounding into a double play in the third. But McKay pounded a solo home run off The Depot in right field in the seventh inning and added a two-out RBI single in the eighth.


"I’ve been waiting for the call, just like anybody else is, and I was fortunate enough for the (parent-club Texas) Rangers to give me the call," McKay said.


Chris Derrick
Chris Derrick joined The Spokesman-Review in 1990. He currently is a copy editor for the Sports Desk.

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