ALTOONA, Pa. - "It took me eight seasons. It feels great."

Casey Sadler was almost giddy when talking about his first professional nine-inning complete game, which came Thursday night in Altoona. It was only Sadler's sixth start of the season, as he was prepared to pitch out of the bullpen all year after missing all of last year because of Tommy John surgery in October of 2015.

"It wasn't what I had planned, that's for sure," Sadler said about claiming a spot in a starting rotation again this season. "I didn't know what my plan was. I just wanted to get out there on the mound as many times as possible, and at some point if the chance came up, they were going to see what they'd do about getting me back in the rotation. Obviously, that chance came, and I felt like it came at the right ...

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