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Germano all finesse, Villatoro anything but

Justin Germano

Congratulations to Justin Germano. He will likely make his Major League debut later this week in place of David Wells and he has his own advice. Jon Knott is certainly no fluke. He is now leading the Pacific Coast League in RBI's. Tim Stauffer is pitching as well in Mobile as he was in Elsinore. Josh Barfield may be turning the corner. Wilmer Villatoro was viewed as a rising star, but that may have to wait. Jared Wells is pitching well, but it is not being shown in the win column.

Justin Germano, recently promoted to Portland from Mobile, has been kicked up to the San Diego Padres. He replaces David Wells who cut his hand in an accident at home. What is the one thing Germano has to watch in the Majors? "Being at a higher level if you miss a fastball out over the plate they are going to hit it a little farther," Germano said. He admits he was a bit surprised, saying it...

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