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Spears Starting to Get Noticed

Speak softly and carry a big stick – that is the motto of Cubs infield prospect Nate Spears.

For the better part of his Cubs career, the 23-year-old Spears has gone relatively unnoticed. A fifth-round Orioles draft pick in 2003 that was acquired by Chicago in the Corey Patterson trade with Baltimore following the 2005 season, Spears batted .246 and .272 in his first two seasons with the Cubs, respectively. But he began to turn some heads last season at Class AA Tennessee, batting a... Recommended Stories

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