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Bird Primed To Soar In Second Half

TAMPA, FL - Tampa Yankees slugger Greg Bird is primed for a major second half surge after a back injury left him watching from the dugout earlier this season. Before the injury, it appeared this season would be smooth sailing for Bird. In fact, he began the year with an excellent Spring Training, drawing rave reviews from manager Al Pedrique.

"He had a good Spring Training. I had him last year for the whole year and he's a great kid. He's a really hard worker and very professional about how about he goes about his business," Pedrique opined. Pedrique's comments couldn't be more accurate. In person, Bird emanates a very affable demeanor and carries himself with the aura of a professional. It appears that his professional attitude...

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