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Doumit Hopes To Build On Solid Season

Ryan Doumit

Ryan Doumit came to Spring Training in the best shape of his career. He was facing a tough battle trying to convince team management that he should be the team's catcher.

After a breakout season, the switch-hitting Doumit will go into 2009 with the starting catching job locked up. Doumit hit .318 (137-for-431) with 34 doubles, 15 home runs, 69 RBI and 71 runs in a career-high 116 games, led N.L. catchers with a .323 average - Minnesota's Joe Mauer led the majors with a .337 average. He reached base safely in 87 of his 104 starts and ranked fourth among N.L...

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