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McLouth Looking to Bounce Back From Rough Couple of Years

McLouth Looking to Bounce Back From Rough Couple of Years

BRADENTON -- Since getting traded to the Atlanta Braves in July of 2009, Nate McLouth hasn't played like the All-Star center fielder and Gold Glove winner that Pittsburgh saw during the 2008 season.

But this year, McLouth is making sure that will change.

After several trips to the disabled list last season and having to undergo sports hernia surgery in August, McLouth played in just 81 games with the Braves.

“I was injured last year and had surgery, so I was in the process of rehabbing that last season," said McLouth, who is looking to bounce back.

This offseason, McLouth signed with the Pirates to a one-year deal in December, reuniting with the team that not only drafted him, but where he found success.

“I’m happy to be back," McLouth said. "It’s a place that I played a lot...

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