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Macias Adapting Well To New Surroundings

Macias has allowed four runs in 12 innings in Aug.

BURLINGTON, IA - During his first 22 years, Jose Macias has proven to be adaptable. Born in Venezuela, Macias moved to the US as a teenager and not only learned English but also went to college. Then last year he made the switch from being an infielder to a pitcher. Now he's learning how to pitch at the professional level. Bill Seals spoke with Macias about the adjustment to the mound.

This season figured to be a roller-coaster ride for pitcher Jose Macias. An 18th-round selection in the 2010 amateur draft, the former infielder only had one season of pitching experience as a junior at Franklin Pierce University. But the Oakland brass has certainly not been afraid to push the 22-year old early in his professional career, sending him to a full-season affiliate last summer and...

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