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With the freshly laid chalk of a new season barely dry on either base line, Brian Dopirak was already staring down the possibility of being out for the year. Thankfully, the news turned out to be a little better.

The popular 22-year-old first baseman (who as recent as last spring was heralded as the Cubs top prospect by Baseball America) broke a metatarsal bone in his left foot rounding second base in his season opener with AA West Tennessee on April 6. Dopirak took a sharp turn toward third and planted his foot before feeling a popping sound and then being lifted for a pinch-runner. The metatarsus...

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