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DeSalvo Has Something To Prove In '07

Matt DeSalvo is putting 2006 behind him

Matt DeSalvo seemingly had the world at his feet after posting a 1.13 ERA in big league Spring Training this past season. But after he wasn't rewarded with a spot on the Major League roster, his world began to crumble around him and his 2006 regular season was so bad, his career ERA ballooned by more than a full run. He says he now has something to prove in 2007.

"It was an educational year all around, in all aspects of life for me," Matthew DeSalvo said of this past season. "It was a year I needed to go through and I'm a better person for it. I mean that in so many different ways and it was something I needed to go through." "I'm actually grateful that I got to experience something - I'm not even going to say a bad season but a bad year - just...

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