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Wolters' talents showing at Mahoning Valley

Wolters' talents showing at Mahoning Valley
July 13, 2011
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Tony Wolters (Photo: Lianna Holub)
Things are finally getting back to normal for short season Single-A Mahoning Valley shortstop Tony Wolters.

Sidelined in the spring with a broken hamate bone to his right hand, Wolters had surgery to remove it and rehabbed before playing in extended spring training games out in Arizona in May. When Mahoning Valley's season kicked off on June 17th, the Indians assigned him there to get his first true exposure to pro ball. He has responded well so far hitting .300 with 1 HR, 7 RBI, and a .852 OPS in 23 games.

Wolters, who just turned 19-years old in June, admits that the hand is still not a 100% and that there was initially some apprehension on his part when he first came back in fear of reinjuring it. All that having been said he is glad to be out playing again and for the most part injury free.

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