BRADENTON -- Going from Double-A Altoona, to Triple-A Indianapolis, to Pittsburgh during the 2011 season -- all within a month -- was an unforgettable experience for left-hander Jeff Locke. After spending four months with the Curve, Locke was promoted to Indy, where he made just five starts before getting the call to the big leagues. Six days later he made his Major League debut against the Florida Marlins.
This offseason, Locke finally had a chance to let everything he achieved in such a short period of time soak in.
“The past season surely had me moving a moving around a bit towards the end,“ Locke said. “I did have a chance to really sit back this offseason and reflect on everything. What an unbelievable experience.”
Locke finished the 2011 season with a 8-10 record and a 3.70 ...
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