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Pirela Fighting His Way Back

Pirela is batting .287 since June 1st

By the time baseball prospects enter the Double-A field in Trenton, their game is expected to be generally polished. But back in April, shortstop Jose Pirela got himself into an unexpected slump. Luckily for the young player, things have gradually begun to look up for his season as he fights his way back.

"It's a level where you expect these types of mistakes," Trenton manager Tony Franklin said. "But by the end of the year, you hope that he is going to be a very proficient shortstop out there. And I think he is going to do that. But steady progression here is what we are after. "I felt like things didn't happen the way I wanted [them too]," Pirela said through a translator. "I'm going to...

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