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Former bat boy comes up short in Dodgers tryout

Updated: March 3, 2012, 1:04 PM ET
By Ramona Shelburne

The Dodgers signed two players from their open tryout Thursday.

Neither of them was longtime bat boy Francisco "Chico" Herrera, who was invited to the tryout after impressing Dodgers players enough over the years that former pitcher Jon Garland recommended him to the team's front office last season.

"He came to the tryout with the same energy and passion we've seen at the Stadium," Dodgers assistant general manager De Jon Watson said. "He ran well and he showed ...

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