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Post-Promotion Interview with Kevin Melillo

Kane County second baseman Kevin Melillo celebrated his Fourth of July with a promotion to Class-A Stockton, and also caused some fireworks of his own that night. Melillo had been on a hot streak before the promotion, raising his batting average 30 points in the month of June and hitting .286 with eight HR and an 864 OPS at the time of his call-up. Stockton Correspondent Daniel Ray caught up with Melillo just after he arrived in Stockton.

"Well I'm definitely glad to be up here," Kevin Melillo said. "Every one always wants that big promotion. The team in Kane County was struggling a bit but they've started to make a run now, but [Stockton] looks like they're already in position to go ahead and win that second half. I hope to give everything I've got to this team, and just try to make the playoffs." Melillo has spent less than a...

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