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Checking in with Donald Veal

MESA, Ariz. -- Donald Veal was the Cubs' second round pick in this year's draft. He spent time on the college level with two schools and had the option of going to a third had he not signed a professional contract. Inside The Ivy caught up with Veal in the Arizona League recently for an update on his first month with the Cubs, the decision to play pro ball, and more.

Veal has appeared in three games for the Cubs' rookie affiliate. His first start came on June 23, when he allowed one run and one hit to 10 batters in three innings of work. He struck out four and walked one. "Things are going great so far," Veal said. "I'm just now starting to get used to throwing more here than what the college level offered." Veal spent his first season on the collegiate...

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