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Final Camp Update 3/30

March 30, 2008
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Just a few final updates as spring training wrapped up for the minor leaguers yesterday:

- All players who have been assigned to full-season clubs are on their way to them today, while those who have not been assigned to a club are staying behind in extended spring training (EST) in Winter Haven.

- In Buffalo's last spring game on Saturday, 1B Jordan Brown went 2-3 with a pair of singles and an RBI, finishing the spring with a .286 average (6-21) with three home runs and six RBI. RHP Adam Miller started for Buffalo and threw three scoreless innings, allowing just two hits while striking out three. In his two spring starts he gave up two runs on four hits with six strikeouts (3.00ERA). Some other stats for Buffalo players this spring: 1B Ryan Mulhern hit .414 (12-29) with six doubles and five RBI; OF Jason Cooper hit .375 (6-16) with three doubles, a triple and one RBI; C Wyatt Toregas hit .375 (6-16) with three RBI; RHP Eddie Mujica was 2-0 with a 0.00ERA in four games (6.0IP, 6H, 2K); RHP Rick Bauer pitched five scoreless games (8.0IP, 6H, 4BB, 8K); and RHP Jeff Harris posted a 1.29ERA in two spring games (7.0IP, 3H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 8K).

- Outfielder Stephen Head has remained in EST because he is still recovering from offseason surgery to his labrum on
his right shoulder. He was noticeable absent from many of the games all through camp, and is still not 100%. He is expected to be ready to go and in Akron by mid-April.

- While I had mentioned that left-hander Dan Cevette had requested his release to look for a better opportunity after being left behind in EST, apparently the Indians still want him and did not grant the release. There is a good possibility that if Cevette stays healthy in mind and body, he will get a shot in Akron or Kinston sometime in April.

- Outfielder Mike Butia was released in final cuts on Saturday.

- I'm still uploading video, but here is one of catcher Chun Chen taking batting practice. And, here is another that I found hilarious of the young Latin players playing some hot potato while they waited for stretching exercises to begin. I have a second hot potato video I will be uploading shortly which is even more hilarious.

- Previews should start posting tomorrow or Tuesday, so be on the lookout for them.

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