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Notebook: Nanita hopes for long-awaited big league call
Off season proves key for Stroman, Romero
03/04/2014 7:27 PM ET

Nanita hoping for first big league call

Bisons fans have seen the grind of a long-tenured Minor Leaguer pay off before. Most recently, while hitting a league-best .385 nearly half way through June of the 2010 season and all told, 13 years' worth of racking up minor league mileage, Jesus Feliciano finally broke through at baseball's highest level when he debut for the New York Mets. As Richard Griffin chronicles, another Bisons outfielder, Ricardo Nanita, is still waiting for his chance to shine in the major leagues after his journey began 11 years ago.

 

Top arm in first big league camp

Marcus Stroman is getting his first experience of the big league lifestyle this spring, but it was actually last fall when his development went to the next level. For the Blue Jays rising star, Gregor Chisholm says the pieces falling into place.

 

Romero working his way back

In October, after spending the entire season in the minors with uneven results, Ricky Romero knew something had to be done about his knees. The lefty is trying to rebound with stem-cell treatment and positive thinking. National Post's John Lott details the procedure.

 

Young hitters hope to make impact

Kevin Pillar and Ryan Goins made their respective major league debuts nine days apart last August. TSN's Scott MacArthur feels the two late-season Blue Jays call ups find themselves in different situations.

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