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Woodruff Easing Into Preseason Pitching

Brandon Woodruff looked like he was shivering there in the dugout. He wasn't, though the temperatures were dropping at dusk. "I was shaking a little bit," Woodruff explained. "Man, I wanted to finish this inning so bad!"

The nervous energy was understandable. It had been a long, long time between scrimmage trips to the Dudy Noble Field pitching mound for Woodruff. "I guess since the first of fall," he said. The months of recovery and rehab and rebuilding his right elbow were rough enough on the sophomore moundsman. To top it off, or rather to extend the stress, Woodruff had his first preseason stint re-scheduled...

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