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Continuing Trend: Wood Moves To 3b

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First, Pirates catcher Neil Walker moved from behind the plate to third base, which, while not shocking, was still a bit of a surprise considering the 2004 first-round pick only played five games at catcher above high Class A.Now, the L.A. Times is reporting Angels shortstop Brandon Wood is finally making the move to the hot corner.

Minors | #Daily Dish

Quick Hits After Tuesday’s Games

Aaron Fitt -

I'll have a new mailbag question up tomorrow, but for today I just wanted to post a few quick thoughts on Tuesday's games: * Florida State's offense is legit. The Seminoles pounded Florida 14-6 Tuesday, posting six runs in the first two innings against lefthander Kevin Chapman, one of the better power arms in the freshman class. FSU has now scored in the double digits for eight straight games, and this outburst came on the road against a Florida team that just won a series against Miami. It looks like sophomore Ruairi O'Connor's days as the starting center fielder could be numbered; freshman sensation D'Vontrey Richardson got the start there yesterday and continued to impress, going 3-for-5 with a double and his first career homer. By the way, Florida State coach Mike Martin picked up his 1,445th career win yesterday, moving him into sole possession of fifth place on the all-time list.


Tejada Leads Dominicans To 2007 Caribbean Title

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With his theatrics on the mound and flamboyant style, righthander Jose Lima embodies a number of characteristics of Latin American baseball. Of course, it didn't hurt that he was at the center of most 2007 Caribbean Series storylines. It was shortstop Miguel Tejada (Orioles), however, whose play contributed most heavily to the Dominican Republic's Caribbean Series championship, reinforcing his stature as the heart and soul of Dominican baseball.

International | #2007#Caribbean Series#International Affairs

Prospect Pulse: Feb. 21

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While everyone gets excited when big names grace the Caribbean winter leagues with their presence, for most of the season the rosters are made up of a smorgasbord of talent. Veterans such as Jose Lima and Vinny Castilla are the names everyone knows, but a large number of minor leaguers and prospects also hope their performances during the winter will lead to increased standing with their big league organizations during the summer.

Minors | #2007#Prospect Pulse

Looking For Volunteers

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More bad news today for Tennessee, which has already been playing without All-American outfielder Julio Borbon, who fractured his ankle last January and will be out for another month or so. The Volunteers will be out another All-American for this weekend, at least. Catcher J.P. Arencibia will miss this weekend's series against Indiana-Purdue University-Fort Wayne with a strained muscle in his back.