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Schenectady native Sportman joins A’s

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Central Connecticut State outfielder JP Sportman thought there was a chance he would go on Day 2 of the MLB draft on Friday. But that didn’t happen for the Schenectady native and LaSalle Institute graduate.

However, waiting the extra day didn’t dull the excitement when the Oakland Athletics picked Sportman in the 27th round on Saturday.

“I’m pretty excited,” Sportman said. “I couldn’t explain the feeling. I’m with my friends and my family, and ...

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