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Kendrick Being Aggressive

TAMPA, FL - This time a year ago left-handed pitcher Conner Kendrick was a 9th round selection out of Auburn University and just beginning his career in Staten Island. Despite a nagging injury in Spring Training this year, he skipped over the low-A level entirely and has found some success in high-A Tampa not only because of his quality stuff but because of his aggressive style on the mound.

He had a decent debut with the Staten Island Yankees last year, posting a 4.15 ERA in the New York Penn League after a fine final season in college [a 2.13 ERA for the Auburn Tigers], and was all set for his first full professional season this year but an injury sidelined his progress almost immediately. "The whole time in Spring Training I was basically just rehabbing," Kendrick said. "This...