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Abbott on Padres Triple-A pitching prospects

Josh Geer

Glenn Abbott was the pitching coach that provided the pipeline to the San Diego Padres. Working with the Portland Beavers, he saw the graduation of many young arms, including the departed Dirk Hayhurst and Clay Hensley, and rotational candidantes Chad Reineke, and Josh Geer, to name a few.

What strides did you see from the recently departed Dirk Hayhurst over the last two years? Glenn Abbott: He has made as big of strides as I have had with a pitcher, you know, over the last couple of years. I had him here in Mobile and then last year and this year. It's just incredible how he has come along and got a feel for his pitches. He's improved in every aspect of his game. I was really...

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