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Mitchell's Standout Season Continues In AFL

Mike Mitchell was a Cal League All-Star in 2006.

Mike Mitchell's career in the A's chain got off to a slow start when he underwent Tommy John surgery in 2003. After two years of recovery, Mitchell was finally healthy in 2005. In 2006, he made up for lost time with an outstanding season that saw him start in A-Stockton and earn a promotion to AA-Midland with a brief stop in AAA-Sacramento. Now Mitchell is continuing that success in the AFL.

Coming into the 2006 season, Mike Mitchell's career high for innings pitched in any professional season was 34.1 innings, which he achieved in 2005. So you would think that after throwing 67 innings in 2006, Mitchell's arm would be aching this post-season. You would be wrong. Mitchell, a survivor of Tommy John surgery in 2003, is still going strong this off-season, pitching in relief for the...

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