Ex-KU pitcher Walrond hired by Red Sox

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Former Kansas University left-hander Les Walrond has been hired to work for the Boston Red Sox in the organization’s professional scouting department.

Walrond went 1-4 with a 7.07 ERA in 23 appearances in the major leagues with the Kansas City Royals (2003), Chicago Cubs (2006) and Philadelphia Phillies (2008).

A native of Muskogee, Okla., Walrond was chosen out of KU by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 13th round of the 1998 draft.