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Kontos Keeping It In Perspective

Kontos is back home until the new year

Posting a combined 3.15 ERA between Double-A and Triple-A as well as finally finding consistency with his entire repertoire, George Kontos was on the doorstep of helping out the big league club before Tommy John surgery abrupted his ascension. Now working his way back, he's keeping the setback in perspective.

"When I was first told that I needed Tommy John surgery I wasn't too worried about the year I was having," George Kontos said. "I was thinking more long-term, like from the very first moment. "It was a big shock when I went in there and having pretty much been healthy my whole career to being told that I needed surgery, I never thought that would happen to me. I put it all in perspective...

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