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Michael Cooper Appears on Fast Track

There are many pitchers even in today's world of medicine and procedure that are never quite the same following shoulder surgery. Michael Cooper, who has gone from Class Low-A Boise into Double-A Tennessee in the blink of an eye, is not one of them.

Drafted in the 26th round in 2006 from California in the Pac 10 conference, the 24-year-old Cooper was set to begin his first full season of pro ball at Class-A Daytona a year ago, but season-ending surgery ended those plans after just three games. When Cooper returned this spring and showed no rust, the Cubs sent him to Double-A. It highlighted what has to date been a fast track for a pitcher... Recommended Stories

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