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McPherson Ready to Make an Impact in the Majors

McPherson Ready to Make an Impact in the Majors

It's been a whirlwind season for rookie Kyle McPherson. From starting the season on the minor league disabled list, to getting his arm back healthy in Double-A, then dominating in his short stay at the Triple-A level, McPherson saw the deserving jump to the Majors. The hard work that McPherson put in this challenging year has paid off. And he doesn't plan on going anywhere.

"It’s like living out of a suitcase, really. Starting the season on the DL, and then coming back from that, and working through Altoona, moving onto Indianapolis in preparation to be where I’m at now," McPherson said, then paused for several seconds to sum up the year while flashing a smile in front of his Major League locker at PNC Park.

"Definitely wasn’t the year that I was expecting by any means. I’m here now, and I’m prepared to make a difference."

The start of the season didn't go as planned for the Pirates 2011 minor league Pitcher-of-the-Year. McPherson was originally slated to start the year at Triple-A ...

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