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Pugh Not Backing Off

Pugh is working on utilizing his speed more

Sand Gnats outfielder Tillman Pugh's career in professional baseball started off with what could easily be considered a worst case scenario. Pitch number one of his professional baseball career turned out to be a 95mph fastball that broke his jaw and fractured bones around his left eye. For a brief moment Pugh thought his career was over before it had begun.

"It was scary and to be honest I was thinking my career was over right there, but five weeks later I was back doing baseball activities and going after the things I wanted to accomplish," Pugh said. Two years later Pugh is in low-A Savannah and is coming off short but successful stints in rookie ball, and short season Brooklyn where he posted a cumulative .368 on-base percentage to go with a... Recommended Stories

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