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Langill Fills A Role

Eric Langill

Among the more unnoticed aspects of the trade that sent Dioner Navarro to Tampa Bay was the fact that Eric Langill was on the move again. Langill had been playing at Jacksonville but when Navarro went, Langill packed his bags and traveled to Las Vegas to back up Edwin Bellorin, who was installed as the 51's starting catcher.

Sliding from team to team is nothing unusual for Langill. In fact, it's a rare season when he's with one team the whole year. If ballplayers carried business cards, Langill's would read, "Have glove. Will travel." The French-Canadian is the quintessential backup catcher. He's in his fifth season with the Dodgers and he's never been a starter in any of those, even remotely. He's a...

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