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Downtime A Blessing In Disguise For Shipman

Shipman has a .398 OBP this season for Beloit.

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - Injuries have hurt the development of 2010 third-round pick Aaron Shipman, but an injury earlier this season may have been a boon to the career of the Oakland A's speedy outfield prospect. Faced with downtime in Arizona while rehabbing an elbow injury, Shipman made a fundamental change in his approach and that change has paid huge dividends since he returned to live games.

Going down with an injury a few weeks into the 2013 season wasn't what Beloit Snappers' outfielder Aaron Shipman wanted to open his third full professional year, but the setback also allowed him some time to retool his offensive game while getting healthy. A third-round selection in the 2010 draft that had yet to translate his immense tools and potential into on-field performance, Shipman played...

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