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Spring Camp Q&A: Chris Shaver

Spring Camp Q&A: Chris Shaver

Left-hander Chris Shaver is excited about the 2007 season and it's not just the spring fever talking. Mostly, it is the realization that for quite possibly the first time since the 6-foot-7 southpaw was drafted almost three years ago, he will be pitching with a clean bill of health.

Shaver, a fourth-round Cubs draft pick from William & Mary College in 2004, was a Southern League All-Star for Double-A West Tennessee a year ago. He won seven games and finished the year with a 2.99 ERA in 26 starts. As the season wore on, though, Shaver became increasingly bothered by a bone spur in his left elbow, which it turns out was present essentially from the very moment he was drafted... Recommended Stories

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