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Kiger Released

Mark Kiger became the first player since 1885 to make his major league debut in a post-season game when he was a defensive replacement for the Oakland A's during the ALCS. However, the realities of the regular season roster caught-up with Kiger this week, as he was released by the team.

Mark Kiger was selected by the A's in the 5th round of the 2002 draft out of the University of Florida. He had a very productive career at Florida, batting .403 with 11 homers during his senior season. Once he joined the A's organization, he moved quickly through the ranks, reaching AAA-Sacramento by the end of the 2004 season. However, he returned to AA-Midland in 2005, where he batted .267 with...

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