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Angels to limit top draft pick Sean Newcomb's workload in first season
Angels to limit top draft pick Sean Newcomb's workload in first season

Left-hander Sean Newcomb, the first-round pick who signed with the Angels for $2.518 million Friday, will report to the team’s Arizona Summer League affiliate on Sunday with a tentative plan to join Class-A Burlington (Iowa) in the Midwest League by the end of August. But the Angels are not expecting the former University of Hartford star, who went 8-2 with a 1.25 earned-run average and 106 strikeouts in 93 1/3 innings this past season, to make more than eight or 10 starts. “We’re not going to put white gloves on him, but these first few weeks, we just want to make sure he gets acclimated” to professional ball, said Ric Wilson, the team’s scouting...

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