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Sheets healthy, ready to prove it

Free agent didn't pitch in 2009 but is ready to go in 2010 -- he just needs a team

Originally Published: January 14, 2010
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

Ben Sheets answered his cell phone, but there was no time to talk. His 7-year-old son, Seaver, named after the great Tom Seaver, had a basketball game that night. Sheets is the coach.

"Big game tonight, real big," Sheets said playfully. "We have to win tonight."

Such has been Sheets' life for the past year, a life away from baseball, a life as a father. His life soon will change again, once he proves he's healthy, signs with a major league team and perhaps becomes what he was ...

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