22 year-old starting pitcher James Avery (Reds #5 – 2005) pitched 6 innings, giving up just 2 H, 1 BB, and 1 ER while striking out 3. In two starts he has thrown 11 IP, giving up 9 H, 2 BB, with 8 Ks and a 3.60 ERA. Last year at Sarasota, Avery notched 86 Ks in 130 IP with 48 BB, 136 H and a 4.43 ERA.
23 year-old right fielder Cody Strait (Reds #12 – 2004) from Beaumont, Texas went 2 for 3 with a 2B, 2 R, and an RBI. Last year at Sarasota, he hit .258/.325/.452 in 525 PAs. He stole 50 bases in 59 attempts (85%).
24 year-old starting pitcher Ramon Ramirez pitched 5 innings, giving up just 2 H, 2 BB, and 0 ER. Ramirez, from Cagua, Venezuala, struck out 4. So far this season, he hasn’t allowed a run in 8.2 IP.
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