Cubs Prospect Interview: Brian Dopirak

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Brian Dopirak isn't thinking about 2006, in which he was hampered all season by a lingering injury to his left foot. With a clean bill of health heading into 2007, the 23-year-old Cubs prospect is as anxious as ever to get back on the playing field.

Plagued by a broken fifth metatarsus (the pinky toe) in his left foot, Dopirak batted .257 with one home run and 23 RBIs for Double-A West Tennessee a season ago. He suffered the injury to his toe in the club's season opener on April 6 in Birmingham, Ala., and would undergo surgery days afterward. While Dopirak would return to play in 51 games, he eventually opted for follow-up surgery after...

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