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Dustin Ackley must produce at bat, and in the field

Dustin Ackley did his best not to carry his work problems home. But going on two years of failure was a new experience. The kid from Walnut Cove, N.C., had never missed at anything, be it Ping-Pong or putting his bat squarely on a baseball. So, when the Mariners second baseman was playing poorly enough to be demoted to Class AAA a month ago, it hit the 2009 No. 2 overall draft pick hard. (Seattle Times)

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