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Smith sports a tidy 1.13 WHIP ratio so far

TAMPA, FL - Tampa Yankees right-hander Alex Smith's consistency on the mound this season could earn him a call-up to Trenton in the near future. In 23 appearances this season for Tampa, Smith has compiled a dazzling 1.98 ERA, while opposing batters are hitting a meager .226 against him.

According to pitching coach Danny Borrell, Smith exemplifies tenacity every time he steps on the mound. "He's a bulldog on the mound and I love his pitch package," Borrell said. "He loves to compete." The only thing that phases Smith, it seems, is the brutal Florida heat. "It's getting hot here, but that's about it." Smith laughed. "It's been a good season." To shed some perspective, Smith is...

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