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Villalona Ready For Second Chance

Bill Mitchell -

Giants farmhand Angel Villalona got $2.1 million to sign in 2006 but has not played in a U.S. league since 2009. He was arrested on murder charges in September 2009 and had been unable to obtain a work visa to travel to the U.S., but a cash settlement and dropping of the charges in the Dominican Republic has given Villalona a second chance.

Minors | #Angel Villalona#Giants#Winter Baseball

Mitchell Gets Back On Track In AFL

Conor Glassey -Premium Content

Since his first full season was wiped out because of an injury, White Sox outfielder Jared Mitchell is in the Arizona Fall League trying to get things back on track. After the White Sox made Mitchell the 23rd-overall pick in the 2009 draft, he got off to a great start in low Class A, hitting .296/.417/.435 over his first 139 plate appearances. Mitchell was exciting White Sox brass with his play during spring training heading into the 2010 season and there were discussions about jumping him to Double-A out of camp. But the White Sox' plans were derailed when Mitchell tore a tendon in his left ankle on March 12 making a leaping catch against the wall to rob the Angels' Juan Rivera of extra bases.

Minors | #2010#Winter Baseball#Winter Wonders