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In a physical therapy exercise, ex-ballplayer John Nathans tries to track and catch a rubber ball thrown over his shoulder. In a physical therapy exercise, ex-ballplayer John Nathans tries to track and catch a rubber ball thrown over his shoulder. (Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff)
By Stan Grossfeld
Globe Staff / May 12, 2009

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He used to catch 95-mile-per-hour fastballs fired by Pedro Martínez, Bret Saberhagen, and Jon Lester in spring training. Now former Red Sox prospect John Nathans catches a large red rubber ball lobbed underhand by a physical therapist . . . sometimes. (Full article: 1474 words)

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