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Old 05-03-2013, 11:23 AM
RKMeibalane RKMeibalane is offline
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Originally Posted by Lip Man 1 View Post
Don't know anything about this kid but he joins the ranks.

Keon Barnum, who was taken 48th overall in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft as a supplemental round selection, injured his left knee as the White Sox were ready to send the first baseman to Class A Kannapolis. Barnum had March surgery for a right hamate bone fracture and was working his way back.

Barnum is a power-hitting first baseman who reminds many of Ryan Howard and Fred McGriff. He started rookie ball strong, but injured his shoulder and missed most of last season. If he's going to be this injury prone, it won't matter how many home runs he mashes in the minor leagues.
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