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Clarkin Getting His Feet Wet

Clarkin pitched well in his high-A debut

TAMPA, FL - It has barely been a year since Ian Clarkin left high school for the minor leagues, but this left-handed pitcher has already landed on the high-A Tampa Yankees. His quick advancement in the organization have some wondering how swiftly a 19-year old could move up the ladder in to the majors.

“For me, the age shouldn’t be an issue," Tampa Yankees manager Al Pedrique said. "If the guy shows you that he is making some adjustments, that he is getting better, that he is dominating in that level, then I am thinking 100 percent that you should challenge players. “That is how they mature, that is how they learn how to play and work against adversity. Because sooner or later, they are going...

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