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Whitesell gets callup and a starting spot

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Man, it’s not every day a guy gets a callup to the Majors and becomes an instant starter at the same time.
That’s what happened to Josh Whitesell of the Doamondbacks.
Says MLB: “The team recalled Josh Whitesell from Triple-A Reno on Wednesday and manager Bob Melvin said the 27-year-old will play every day in the foreseeable future.”
Whitesell was hitting .356 for Triple-A Reno. He takes over first base from Chad Tracy.
It was a long time coming for Whitesell. I shot these photo of him at Class A Potomac in 2005, one year when I was shooting the team’s card set. I remember him being someone I thought would get to the big leagues eventually.
Top: 6 April 2005: Josh Whitesell of the Potomac Nationals, Class A Carolina League affiliate of the Washington Nationals, taken at Pfitzner Stadium, Woodbridge, Va. Photo by Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images
Bottom: 6 April 2005: Josh Whitesell of the Potomac Nationals, Class A Carolina League affiliate of the Washington Nationals, taken at Pfitzner Stadium, Woodbridge, Va. Photo by Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images
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