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May 19, 2010

Keys' Hoes sidelined with strep throat

Single-A Frederick Keys second baseman L.J. Hoes is expected to miss a few more days due to strep throat, according to the team.

Hoes, who is batting .290 with one home run and 20 RBIs in 35 games this season, hasn't played since Saturday. He is currently second on the Keys with eight doubles and tied for third with 22 runs scored.

The 20-year-old infielder hit .260 with two home runs and 47 RBIs in 119 games with the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds in 2009. Hoes had 19 doubles and 20 stolen bases for Delmarva.

Posted by Dean Jones Jr. at 4:28 PM | | Comments (1)


Your rundown of Hoes' numbers don't come close to doing him justice: he's got a 23:16 BB:K ratio and a .414 OBP.

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