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Andrew Carignan has an unwavering baseball passion

Carignan, a fifth-round pick by the Oakland Athletics in the 2007 Major League Draft, made his major league debut in 2011 and picked up his first career win in April, 2012, against the Kansas City Royals. Carignan, 26, a dominant closer at North Carolina, was a reliever for the A's before injuring his right pitching elbow in a game on June 5 of last year and undergoing Tommy John surgery - to replace the ulnar collateral ligament - later in the month. (The Day)

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