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Cubs Prospect Interview: Austin Kirk

Austin Kirk

Left-hander Austin Kirk is headed to short-season Class Low-A Boise to begin his 2010 season along with 25 other players from the Chicago Cubs' farm system. The 20-year-old Kirk, a third-round Cubs pick in the 2009 draft, has spent the past two months in Arizona stretching out his arm and ironing out his mechanics in extended spring training.

For the past several weeks, Kirk has been pitching on normal rest, building up his pitch count in the head-to-head schedule of extended spring training and averaging four innings or 60 pitches per start. InsideTheIvy.com recently caught up with Kirk and got his thoughts on the season ahead, what he's worked on in Arizona, and more. Q: How excited are you to join the Boise team? A: I'm really...

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