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Many First Basemen Waiting in the Wings

Valentino Pascucci

James Loney, only 24, is a real stumbling block for Dodgers minor league first basemen, much as Russell Martin is to the catching department. There are some real gems in the system and perhaps some of them might be thinking about expanding their options and workings out a bit in the outfield.

ALBUQUERQUE --With Terry Tiffe and John Lindsey gone from the organization the Isotopes are still pretty well fixed up with powerful Valentino (don't call me Val) Pascucci front and center. The big guy, 6-6 and 260, slammed 28 Triple-A home runs last season and knocked in 88. He will be backed up by Mitch Jones, who collected even more home runs per time at bat (12.5 to 17.1) than... Recommended Stories

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