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Coles Hoping to Become a Hit with Cubs

Corey Coles (STAFF PHOTO/PAM DAVIS)

After five seasons in the New York Mets' farm system, Corey Coles is hoping to become a hit with his new parent club, the Chicago Cubs. Coles, 26, was dealt to Chicago along with RHP Ryan Meyers for OF Angel Pagan back on Jan. 5 and was recently assigned to Class AA Tennessee for the start of minor league play.

"It kind of came out of nowhere," Coles, a Mets fifth-round draft pick from Louisiana-Lafayette in 2003, recalled of the trade. "I was driving in my car on my way home. I got a phone call from their farm director and he broke the news to me." When the trade was made, Coles didn't know much about the Cubs. So he went online and began trying to learn more about his new club, its depth charts...

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