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Kilby Ready To Prove Doubters Wrong

Kilby's motion will have a different look in '11.

At the start of 2010, one of the perceived strengths of the Oakland A's roster was the team's bullpen depth. Injuries devastated that depth by season's end, however. One of those injuries was to lefty Brad Kilby, who suffered a shoulder injury and didn't pitch after May 26. Feeling good after surgery and an off-season of rehab, Kilby is ready to claw his way back up to the big leagues in 2011.

It isn't too often that a pitcher can carry a major league ERA of 1.07 with 28 strike-outs and only four walks in 25.1 innings into a season and be considered under-the-radar. Yet that is the position that Oakland A's left-hander Brad Kilby finds himself in at the start of the 2011 season. Kilby is coming off of a frustrating 2010 campaign that was lost mostly to a shoulder injury that required...

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