Tracy McGrady 'a presence' on hill

Updated: February 11, 2014, 7:34 AM ET
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Barrett Barnes thinks Tracy McGrady might have something special.

McGrady, trying out as a pitcher for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League, threw to stand-in hitters for the first time in a 20-minute bullpen session Monday and impressed, according to a local TV report.

"He's so tall and his arms are so long. His downward slope, you're not going to see that too often," Barnes, a minor league outfielder in the Pittsburgh Pirates' organization, told KRIV-TV. "When ...

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