Spring longshots who hit it big
The two Abraham Nunezes are tougher to keep straight. Pittsburgh's Abraham Nunez is 28 years old, plays second base and comes from the Dominican Republic. Florida's Abraham Nunez is 27, plays the outfield and comes from the Dominican Republic. Best of luck with that one.
Several other players who cracked Opening Day rosters were considered longshots or afterthoughts at the start of spring training. Some of their stories are offbeat, while others qualify as inspirational. With apologies to MIT grad-turned-Padres reliever Jason Szuminski, who's already received plenty of press, here are 10 that caught our attention:
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