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Petrick Gives Progress Report

Petrick was a third-round pick in 2002

MESA, Ariz. -- Does Cubs prospect Billy Petrick still believe the words he uttered last summer after undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery?

"There are plenty of things to look forward to," Petrick said in late July. "The doctors say I might even be a better pitcher than before when I get healthy again." It's been roughly eight months since then, so what about now? "I'm back," Petrick says with an undeniable (and understandable) amount of pride in his voice. "I feel like my arm strength is back. Everything right now is back. I'm...

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