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Baseball is Perkins' pick

Updated: August 10, 2009, 8:10 AM ET
By Ronnie Flores | ESPNRISE.com

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Area Code Texas Rangers outfielder Kendrick Perkins, a 6-foot-2, 215-pound bulldozer from La Porte (Texas), recently made a verbal commitment to the Texas A&M baseball coaching staff and will forgo his senior year of football.

"This [baseball] is where my heart is," Perkins said. "There are all these opportunities opening up. I like baseball because it's more relaxing, more of a mental game. At any moment, you don't know what is going to happen."

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