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Ragsdale having success from down under

HICKORY, N.C. - The Texas Rangers converted Corey Ragsdale into a pitcher late last year, and they made him a sidearmer during Extended Spring Training this season. Lone Star Dugout updates the hurler, who is currently with the Single-A Hickory Crawdads.

Entering the 2008 season, Corey Ragsdale still had designs on making it to the Majors as an infielder. The New York Mets' second-round pick in the 2001 MLB Draft, Ragsdale played parts of seven seasons in the Mets organization as a shortstop. Despite his outstanding athleticism and near flawless play defensively, Ragsdale was never able to get it going at the plate. With minor league free agency...

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