this KC Star article from Terez A. Paylor, this "will mark the first time he's stepped on a baseball diamond in uniform since 2004." That is a long time ago. Starlin Castro was 14 in 2004.
What are the chances this spawns a contemporary two-sport star we haven't seen since Bo Jackson and Neon Deion? Save us a window seat on that bandwagon because we'll root for Pat White.
this Joe Capozzi article:
If he reaches base Friday night against the Chicago Cubs, he will tie the Marlins rookie record set by Hanley Ramirez in 2006.
The Marlins' overall record is 46 games by Luis Castillo in 2002.
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He has played in 45 games overall with 36 strikeouts and 33 walks in 176 at-bats. He attributes his patience to a batting approach he adopted last year when he came back from a right thumb sprain at Class AA Jacksonville.
"I'm just trying to get a pitch I can hit and trying to eliminate swinging at the borderline pitches until two strikes,' he said. "Being patient has helped me a lot with this. And the days I don't feel like I'm not seeing the ball, I've got to be even more patient.'Finally, for you CJ Spiller (or Michael Jackson) fans, we think you'll enjoy the song on this mp3 link: http://www.suddenurge2000.com/The%20Spiller!.mp3
(h/t Sports Illustrated)
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