Jose Tabata - a career .305 batter entering the 2008 season - hit pretty close to rock-bottom at the…
Stephens Back in a Big Way
While rehabbing his way back from Tommy John surgery, Jason Stephens started the 2007 season on the disabled list before joining the Gulf Coast League Yankees for two games and then Staten Island for nine games. He went a combined 4-1 with a 1.70 ERA for both teams and again maintained a stellar strikeout-to-walk ratio that season with eleven walks and forty-three strikeouts. The 23-year old right-hander rejoined the Riverdogs this season, throwing twelve innings with the bullpen before joining the starting rotation on May 8th. His lng road back from surgery has been very steady and Stephens feels that he's made constant progress over the past year. "I feel good," he said. "Last season I was trying to get back into some innings but this year I came back to Spring training and felt great. [The]arm feels one hundred percent, I'd say." Riverdogs Pitching Coach Jeff Ware...
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