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The Sports Bank:
Now to do some jumping around major league spring training camps with some of the diamonds in the rough. Names you don’t know now, but might soon will.
Juan Cedeno, New York Yankees—He is the most recent (51st) former Independent leaguer to join a major league spring training camp. Although he sat out 2010 and has not worked above Class AA, the Yankees signed the 25-year-old southpaw after he struck out 65 hitters in only 43 innings for Rio Grande Valley (Harlingen, TX) of the North American League last year. It was the first time in Cedeno’s pro career that he struck out more than one batter per inning for the entire season.
(This is an excerpt from the column Bob Wirz writes year round on Independent Baseball. Fans may subscribe for 2012 at WirzandAssociates.com, enjoy his blogs, AtlanticLeagueBaseball.com and IndyBaseballChatter.com, or comment to RWirz@aol.com. The author has 16 years of major league baseball public relations experience with Kansas City and as sp...
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