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From the Bullpen: NPR Follows MLB Hopeful in New Series

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We've laced up our cleats, pulled out our dusty mitts and popped in some Big League Chew—Morning Edition is ready to take a swing with the majors!

As America celebrates baseball's opening day today, Morning Edition begins a new series that will follow one major league hopeful as he works to earn a spot on the Chicago White Sox roster.

Morning Edition host David Greene launched the series Monday when he talked with shortstop Tyler Saladino, 22, at the Chicago White Sox spring training. Saladino had just received news of his promotion from single-A to double-A when he sat down with Greene to share humbling first day stories, behind-the-scenes insight on his minor league lifestyle and the anticipation of donning a White Sox uniform.

David Greene will be checking in with Saladino and other minor league hopefuls throughout the season on Morning Edition.

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