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Michael Cooper

In his first professional season, Michael Cooper had taken to closing duties for the Class Low-A Boise Hawks of the Northwest League and had been a key player in the team's success, which included the Eastern Division league crown.

Cooper hasn't pitched since Aug. 21. He has been plagued by shoulder tendonitis and won't return in time for the post-season, which continued on Friday night in Boise with a 5-0 Hawks loss to Salem-Keizer in the second game of the best-of-five Northwest League Championship Series. "They shut me down as a precaution," said Cooper, who was sent to Mesa, Ariz., for an MRI last week. "I've got more... Recommended Stories

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