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Padres Prospect Interview: Chris Jaile

LAKE ELSINORE- "Originally drafted in 1999 by the Texas Rangers as a catcher. Spent six years in their organization, five as a catcher and last year as a pitcher. Started out – spent four years in High-A but never really hit enough to move up. Caught defensively and held my own but never put up the numbers and in July of 04, I was catching for Stockton in California and hurt my groin."

"I decided I was either going to retire or needed a new change in my life." So, how did the transition to the mound transpire from there? Chris Jaile: I called the Rangers and proposed the idea and they came out and saw me pitch and said all right, hang em up, you are now a pitcher. I spent the off-season rehabbing my groin to get ready for the season. Started me off in a piggy back role, I...

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