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Bleich Heading In A Good Direction

Bleich struck out a career-high ten batters Friday

TRENTON, NJ - When a former first round pick undergoes surgery on a torn labrum in his pitching arm, it could signal the end of any real hope of making it to the big leagues. For Jeremy Bleich however, he is beginning to prove that the injury could just be a bump in the road.

After missing the entire 2011 season after surgery, Bleich returned to the minors in 2012, bouncing around three teams in the Yankees' system. In 2013, he returned to Trenton, where he spent much of 2009 and 2010, and began to regain his form out of the bullpen, appearing in 27 games with an ERA of 2.76. At the start of the 2014 season, Thunder manager Tony Franklin inserted Bleich back into...

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