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Deeds Getting it Done

Doug Deeds (SMOKIES PHOTO/WADE PAYNE)

KODAK, Tenn. – For the proverbial player to be named later, Doug Deeds is doing a good job of making sure the Cubs organization notices him sooner with a scorching start at the plate (his first at-bat was a pinch hit home run out of Smokies Park) and a steady performance in the field.

Deeds arrived at Double-A Tennessee in mid-April to complete the November, 2007 trade between Chicago and Minnesota that sent outfielder Craig Monroe to the Twins. Deeds recalled sitting in the dugout on a chilly April afternoon in the first game of a doubleheader and realized he had not just been traded, but had changed leagues. "I didn't even really think about it, that I was switching...

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