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Gaudin, Paulino good spot-start options

Updated: July 2, 2009, 5:19 PM ET
By Adam Madison | Special to ESPN.com

We can't have aces trot out to the mound for us every day, and on Friday, a number of fourth and fifth starters -- or even worse, Quadruple-A pitchers -- take the ball. But that does provide an opportunity to fish for a couple of spot starters, as even those back-of-the-rotation hurlers can pick up some strikeouts and a win or two. In Chad Gaudin, Jorge De La Rosa and Felipe Paulino, you have a trio of starters who strike out more than eight batters per nine innings and are owned in less than ...

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