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Indy Ball Weekly Perspective, December 8, 2013

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  • Long Island Ducks catcher Ralph Henriquez has been invited to Spring Training by the Pittsburgh Pirates. He impressed with an outstanding August where he led the team in hitting (.302), drove in eight and scored seven times. Although not the most impressive hitter, his defense is solid. He ended the season with a .990 fielding percentage.
  • Scott Kazmir was almost thrown away by the game of baseball. But going back to the basics and playing for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League paid dividends. Kazmir worked his way back the majors and won ten games for the Cleveland Indians in 2013. He was rewarded by the Oakland Athletics who signed him to a 2-year deal worth $22 million. Truly an amazing story worthy of Comeback Player of the Year.
  • The Camden Riversharks announced that pitcher Jon Velasquez has signed a minor league deal with the Minnesota Twins. Velasquez earned the distinction of Second-Team Atlantic League All-Star with stellar numbers in 2013. He appeared in 61 games and posted a 1.95 ERA in 73.2 innings. Velasquez struck out 82 batters, while posting career highs in SO/9 (10.0) and K/BB (3.15). Undrafted out of Northwood University, he has appeared in 179 games, and amassed 35 wins in five professional seasons. Prior to his time with the Riversharks, Velasquez spent two seasons in the Philadelphia Phillies organization.

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