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Shields Back To Full Strength

Robbie Shields is looking ahead to a full season

SAVANNAH, GA – Robbie Shields has been waiting a long time for this moment - the time when his elbow would be back to 100 percent. Now more than 18 months removed from Tommy John surgery, the Sand Gnats designated hitter and part-time shortstop is looking forward to a full, healthy season and getting his game back to the level he was accustomed to prior to the injury.

Robbie Shields noticed something was wrong in his throw and his swing during his stint with the Brooklyn Cyclones during his first season in 2009. He waited, but after an MRI revealed a tear in his right elbow Shields knew he had a tough choice in front of him. "When I first learned about the tear," Shields said. "I waited a little bit – waited to see what I was going to do, whether I would...

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