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Oakland A's MLN: Pinder hits first home run

Pinder was taken 71st overall in the draft.

With short season Vermont kicking off it's season this week, many first-year players are getting their first taste of professional ball. Inside is a look at news and notes throughout Oakland's minor league system including Chad Pinder's first home run as a professional.

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