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Shaw Succeeding in Transition to Rotation

Shaw Succeeding in Transition to Rotation

2008 2nd-round draft selection Bryan Shaw did not start a single game at Long Beach State, coming to the Arizona Diamondbacks as a two-pitch reliever. Shaw has since added two more pitches to his repertoire and enjoyed a couple of strong starts for the first-place Visalia Rawhide.

Bryan Shaw hadn't started a game in college or in the pros before this month, even though he has a strong body that figures to handle the rigors of pitching several innings in one outing.   During the instructional league last fall, the Diamondbacks front office hinted that they wanted Shaw to throw more innings in 2009.  Then early this spring, they confirmed that Shaw would be used as a... Recommended Stories

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