Wiry Abreu Flies Under The Radar

As Abner Abreu uses his effortless, righthanded swing to stroke ball after ball into deep right field during batting practice at Grainger Stadium, Rouglas Odor is taken back in time. Odor, a Kinston Indians infielder in the early 1990s and now the team's hitting coach, sees in Abreu snapshots of a former teammate who went on to become one of baseball's elite hitters. "Manny Ramirez," Odor said. "He reminds me of Manny when he was young."

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