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Kirkman mixing up deep repertoire

Kirkman added a sinker and a cutter this spring

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Michael Kirkman opened the season with a surprise assignment to Triple-A Oklahoma City, and he is holding his own in his first two starts with the RedHawks. Lone Star Dugout has a feature story on the 23-year-old prospect.

Four batters into his first Triple-A start, Michael Kirkman was having flashbacks. While pitching against the Albuquerque Isotopes on April 10, Kirkman surrendered three consecutive doubles with just one out in the first inning of his Pacific Coast League debut. But at least he'd gotten an out. During Kirkman's Double-A debut with Frisco last summer, he gave up three singles and a walk–while... Recommended Stories

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