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Cramer Defies The Odds

OAKLAND - At the start of the 2010 season, Bobby Cramer's dream of a major league career seemed out of reach. Exiled to Mexico, Cramer appeared to be a forgotten man within the Oakland A's organization. However, he forced himself back into the picture with a standout 2010 season. Now Cramer is set to make his major league debut on Monday. We spoke to Cramer on Saturday.

In an Oakland A's organization filled with pitching talent from the major leagues on down, Bobby Cramer's name is hardly one that has stood out over the past four seasons. Starting his career in the Tampa Bay Devil Rays organization in 2002, Cramer had been out of baseball for more than two years and was working as a substitute high school teacher and coach when he was signed by the A's as a free...

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