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Rushing hitters to the majors usually means trouble

Originally Published: June 16, 2009
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Howie Kendrick came with such promise, but now he is in the minors thanks to his .231 batting average.

By Peter Gammons, ESPN

There was a report in Miami that, before they traded for Nate McLouth, the Braves offered Jeff Francoeur to the Marlins for Cody Ross.

"I understand why Florida turned that down," one AL scout said. "Ross is a better player right now. And at the end of the year, Francoeur ...

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