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Scouting Report: RHP, George Kontos

Kontos is headed to the Padres

The Yankees lost right-handed pitcher George Kontos to the San Diego Padres in the Rule 5 Draft on Thursday. Originally selected in the fifth round of the 2006 MLB Draft out of Northwestern University, he made a successful return from Tommy John surgery in 2010 and he's inching ever so close to being big league ready.

Vital Statistics: Name: George Kontos Position: Pitcher DOB: June 12, 1985 Height: 6'3" Weight: 215 Bats: Right Throws: Right "It feels great," Kontos said at the end of the 2010 season. "It feels good to be back out there and being able to compete. "I was getting very anxious down in Extended [Spring Training], but now that I'm back into it and feeling more normal, it's great to be back...

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