‘Kitchen catch’ makes minor league pitcher a household name

‘Kitchen catch’ makes minor league pitcher a household name

WHAT A CATCH: Cleveland Indians right fielder Carlos Moncrief catches a fly ball hit by Cincinnati Reds' Kristopher Negron at the right field wall in the seventh inning of an exhibition baseball game in Goodyear, Ariz., Wednesday, Feb. 26. Photo: Associated Press/Paul Sancya

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — A catch in the kitchen has made Carlos Moncrief a household name.

The Cleveland minor leaguer has drawn all sorts of attention after a nifty set of pictures from a spring training game against Cincinnati.

The photos Wednesday showed Moncrief’s catch on a fly ball by Kristopher Negron at Goodyear Ballpark. An outfield billboard for a homebuilding company in the background makes it appear Moncrief is running into the kitchen.

Moncrief had the picture on his cell phone Thursday.

“I loved it,” he said.

“My wife saw it live and said, ‘good catch,'” he said. “And she never comments on baseball. But she’s the master of the kitchen at home. I may go in there and wash dishes once in a while if I’m feeling good.”

Associated Press photographer Paul Sancya caught the grab.

“As soon as I saw it, I was like, ‘please be in focus,'” he said.

News from


Wednesday in Lifestyle, News

5 Star Media Group to host annual Toy Drive for nonprofits

More than 1,000 children will benefit from this toy drive.


Wednesday in Crime, News

Victim found dead in Christian County home identified

Bodies in burned vehicle not yet identified.


Wednesday in News

I-24 congestion from flipped vehicle leads to second crash

A total of 5 vehicles crashed on I-24 Tuesday night.


Tuesday in Crime, News

Medical examiner says second body found in burnt vehicle in KY

The badly burned bodies of two people were in the car in Pembroke that was found on Thursday.

robberysuspect (5)

Tuesday in Crime, News

Suspect in robbery at Cumberland Bank & Trust at large

The suspect did not have a weapon, but handed the teller a note demanding money.