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Curtis Trying To Get Back Into The Swing

Heading in to the 2011 season, it appeared outfielder Colin Curtis' was primed to take another big step in his career: he was coming off a 2010 campaign in which he earned a big league call-up after hitting .289 (69-239) with 28 runs scored, 24 doubles, five homeruns and 27 RBIs through 66 games for the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.

A lefty hitter and thrower, the 2006 fourth round draft pick out of Arizona State was in the mix to claim one of the MLB Yankees' bench outfield spots in 2011. But in early March 2011, Curtis dislocated his right shoulder while making a diving catch during a Spring Training game. He was forced to undergo season-ending surgery, causing him to miss all of last year. "I was really disappointed...

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