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Season Ends in Disappointment for Ruckle

The St. Lucie right-hander overcame a rocky start to the season with a strong turnaround during the summer. Jacob Ruckle had momentum and confidence heading into the season's final month, but a muscle injury shortened an otherwise positive season for the 21-year-old starter / reliever. Inside Pitch caught up with Ruckle to discuss the injury and what was working for him leading up to it.

After posting rather average numbers during the first half of the Florida State League season, Jacob Ruckle's season began to take a positive upturn. Coming off the 2006 season in which Ruckle made 20 starts in 23 appearances, he would finally get his opportunity to get back into a starter's roll in this season's second half. He made only four starts in 17 first half appearances in 2007, and... Recommended Stories