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Tejeda Coming Back Strong

Tejeda's fastball is close to being where it was

Ferdin Tejeda, the former shortstop turned pitcher, is recovering well from the injuries that have plagued him for the majority of the past two seasons. Tejeda, who returned this season from Tommy John surgery, admits that his recovery is difficult, but he is not letting it deter him from his goals.

"For me, it's hard, you know," Ferdin Tejeda said. "Coming back I want to work hard, my mentality and family help me." Surprisingly, since the injury, Tejeda has not lost very much from his prominent 97 MPH fastball. "After coming back here, I have been throwing around 94 or 95 MPH," he revealed. Charleston Pitching Coach Carlos Reyes is also pleased with the progress Tejeda has made...

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