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Laird Still Adjusting

Brandon Laird was coming off of an impressive 2010 campaign for the Yankees AA affiliate, Trenton Thunder, culminating in being named most valuable player of the Eastern League and put him squarely on the prospect map in the upper levels. As a marked man coming into 2011, Laird was certainly looked at as a legit candidate to make his major league debut at some point throughout the season.

When injured veterans like Alex Rodriguez and Eric Chavez weren't available, Laird got the call every baseball player dreams of, and he didn't let the experience slip by without learning from some of the best around the batting cage. "Any time you get to be around Jeter, A-Rod, and those guys, it's going to make you a better player," Laird said. Watching and learning from All Stars and...

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