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Systematic ascension

Bates is happy to be called up

Nick Green, filling in at second base for Dustin Pedroia, gives it his best effort but can’t quite reach a sixth-inning RBI single to right by Adam Kennedy that put Oakland ahead, 5-0. Nick Green, filling in at second base for Dustin Pedroia, gives it his best effort but can’t quite reach a sixth-inning RBI single to right by Adam Kennedy that put Oakland ahead, 5-0. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)
By Adam Kilgore
Globe Staff / July 7, 2009

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Aaron Bates had no reason to expect he would wear a big league uniform this season, and certainly not this week. (Full article: 1250 words)

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