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When Kansas City Royals utility infielder Christian Colon was sent to Omaha in favor of Dusty Coleman, it was a curious move. A 28 year old career minor leaguer, Coleman was expected to potentially provide a bit more offense than Colon. At least, that was the hope.
Well, Coleman’s debut got off to a rough start. Entering the game as a pinch runner in the bottom of the ninth, Coleman was on third with one out when Mike Moustakas lifted a fly ball to medium right. Coleman tagged up, hesitated, then hesitated again as he was caught in a rundown, leaving the game tied at 2-2 and heading into extra innings.
The Royals would win that game an inning later, leaving one to hope that Coleman would get another chance to redeem himself. He then was 0-2 with a strikeout when given the chance to swing the bat. But hey, at least Coleman made contact!
Hopefully, Dusty Coleman’s tenure with the Kansas City Royals is not marked by those issues attempting to score from third. It was, however, a truly inauspicious debut.
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