Starting his third season as

a professional baseball player

By Chuck Gibson

LOVELAND, OH (February 15, 2023) – Luke Waddell is enjoying a special Winter 2023 after being inducted into the LHS Sports Hall of Fame, he was invited to the Atlanta Braves Major League Camp for Spring Training. Luke took time out earlier this week to talk about spring training in North Port, Florida with the Atlanta Braves.

Luke Waddell set to make the throw during 2022 game with Atlanta Braves AA minor league team Mississippi Braves (Courtesy Lisa Waddell)

CLICK HERE to watch the Loveland Beacon interview with Luke

Waddell is entering his third season as a professional baseball player with the Atlanta Braves organization. After being drafted in summer of 2021, he played most of his first minor league season with the Rome Braves in Georgia before being promoted to the Double-A Mississippi Braves for the close of the season. He started 2022 with the AA Mississippi Braves and enjoyed early success before an injury sidelined him at the start of June cutting short his season. 

Despite playing in only 41 games and spending the late summer of 2022 rehabbing in Florida, Luke made a strong enough impression on the Braves brass to earn the invitation to Major League camp for spring training 2023. He is there now.

Listen to what Luke had to say in a close to 15 minute interview with Loveland Beacon earlier this week. Thanks to Luke for taking the time to talk. Special thanks to his Mom, Lisa Waddell for providing several photos of Luke with the Mississippi Braves.

From the Atlanta Braves Major League Training Camp in warm and sunny North Port, Florida.


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