Freak Accident Leaves Tyler Palmer A Long Road To Recovery

Not often do the people attending a spring exhibition game for a junior college get to see a player who had been drafted in the fourth round the previous year. But that's where a torturous eight months brought second baseman Tyler Palmer, who had been the 133rd overall pick in last year's draft by the Marlins out of Wayne County High in Jesup, Ga. Three days before he was set to sign with the Marlins, Palmer injured his arm in a freak accident. So instead of getting ready for his first professional spring training, Palmer is trying to get his career back on track at Oakton (Ill.) CC.

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