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Hilligoss gets clean slate

Hilligoss was the Yankees third round pick in 2006

SURPRISE, Ariz. - After struggling in two seasons at High-A Tampa, 24-year-old prospect Mitch Hilligoss is looking for a fresh start. He got that when the Rangers acquired him in exchange for Greg Golson over the offseason. Lone Star Dugout caught up with the prospect after a recent Spring Training game.

After a season and a half of professional baseball, third baseman Mitch Hilligoss looked like one of the better pure hitting prospects in the New York Yankees' system. The club's third-round pick in the 2006 MLB Draft, Hilligoss batted .292 in his professional debut with short-season Staten Island. The next year–at Low-A Charleston–he cruised to a .310 average with 35 doubles in 128 games...

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