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Rick Not Worried About Slow Start

PEORIA, Ill. - Catcher Alan Rick is off to the slowest start of his semi-brief minor league career, batting .165 through his first 35 games at Class-A Peoria. While he acknowledges things could be better, Rick also knows that dwelling on any of the negatives won't help him improve any time soon.

"I'm not real happy," said Rick, a fourth round pick out of high school in 2002. "I'm happy with my defense and in the way I'm helping the staff. But right now, I'm just not getting hits when I need to. The guys around me are contributing, so I know I'll come around eventually. That's just baseball." Rick hit .174 in April and .167 in May. Thus far in June, he is 1-for-9 in three games. He began...

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