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Urick Is "The Odd Man Out"

Urick's Release Comes As A Shock

One of the more shocking surprises to come out of the 2006 roster shuffle was the unexpected release of John Urick on Sunday. Averaging nearly 30 doubles and 13 home runs over the equivalency of two full minor league seasons, possessing one of the better eyes at the plate, and one of the better defensive first baseman in the organization, Urick talked to us about his release.

"I really thought I was a lock to make the Trenton team," John Urick told us the morning after being released by the Yankees. "I thought the worst case scenario would be I'd see a bunch of at-bats as the designated hitter with Shelley Duncan back in Trenton. I think everybody, except Mark Newman, was shocked when I got released." The grandson of the legendary Whitey Herzog, Urick is quite...

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