In about a week and a half, minor leaguers will break camp and head north to their respective full-season teams (with the exception of Bradenton players, who will just head ten minutes across town). The rosters are starting to take shape, although there are still a few decisions to be made, especially as it relates to the final Spring Training cuts. Those moves will send players to Indianapolis, which will in turn start a chain reaction that will push guys down to Altoona, or end up with some players being released.
One of those moves has already taken place, as Keon Broxton will now start the year in Altoona. Broxton was one of the first cuts from Major League camp, but will be bumped down at the start of the year due to the presence of Gorkys Hernandez, Mel Rojas, and Jose Tabata in I...
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