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Players chasing milestones in 2011

Keep an eye on Derek Jeter (3,000 hits), Jim Thome (600 homers) and several others

Originally Published: April 7, 2011
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

A week into the season, we've already reached one unexpected baseball milestone -- and it's not the 10,000 references to the word "panic" to describe the mood of Boston Red Sox fans. Here it is April 7, and Matt Holliday and Adam Dunn have both undergone laparoscopic procedures to have their appendixes removed. What in the name of Dr. Sanjay Gupta is going on there?

We'll let ESPN's Stephania Bell address that one. In this 2011 season opener for Starting 9, we look ahead to some more conventional ...

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