MLB Camps Open, 47 Indy League Stars Trying Out

Spring Training

Robert Coello has only been pitching for four years after starting his professional career as a respected catching prospect, but the 6-foot-5, 250-pound right-hander no doubt is the envy of many of the other products of the Independent Baseball leagues who have their nameplates posted on a dressing cubicle in a major league clubhouse during these early days of spring training.

Coello may not have felt like being envied a few days ago when the Boston Red Sox, for whom he made his major league debut last September, designated him for assignment.  That all changed earlier this week when the Red Sox swapped the 26-year-old to the Chicago Cubs because he moved from obviously not being in overly high regard with talent-rich Boston to the organization with the second poorest relief earned run average (4.72) among all 30 teams one year ago.

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