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Pirates Prospect Interview: Shelby Ford

Shelby Ford

After being sidelined for 39 games with a hip flexor injury Altoona Curve second baseman Shelby Ford has returned and entering action on Saturday Ford was batting .298 with two home runs and 14 RBI. The former Pirates third round draft pick was selected to play in the Eastern League All-Star game on July 16. PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko spoke with Ford recently.

GVB-- The hip flexor injury had to really be a bummer at the start of the season? SF-- It was especially after the end of last season with the back injury that put me out the last six weeks and then come out and right out of the gate have a hip flexor. I was on the DL for about a month, but you know I would rather have it early this season rather than late - so I can finish up the season strong...

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