News

‘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.

Latest Headlines

in Sports

This week’s top sports shots

bike

A look at the biggest stories and best photography in sports this week.

in Music

CHART TOPPERS: This week’t top rock songs

seether

LISTEN: This week's top rock tracks, according to the latest Billboard chart.

in Sports

This weekend’s sports schedule

yankees

A complete look at this weekend's sports schedule.

in Viral Videos

Overjoyed dog almost passes out from excitement

Happy Dog

This schnauzer can't even handle how excited it is when a family member returns home.

in Sports, Viral Videos

WATCH: The history of the ‘high-five’

highfive

It's the gesture associated with all things awesome but the history behind this iconic handshake might surprise you.