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Pirates prospect interview: Tyler Gaffney

Tyler Gaffney

Outfielder Tyler Gaffney signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates in July, deciding to pass up his senior seasons at Stanford where he was a football and baseball standout. As a leadoff hitter for the Short Season-A State College Spikes, Gaffney batted .297 before he was shutdown with a shoulder injury.'s George Von Benko caught up with Gaffney recently.

GVB – Who are you physically after the shoulder problem? TG – I'm doing fine and should be doing everything soon in the instructional league. I guess football shoulders don't translate well into baseball. I did more throwing than I ever did before and the arm got tired and the shoulder started drooping more and more. So they shut me down, but I'm fine. GVB – Was it a tough decision to give up... Recommended Stories

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