Audio: Billy Petrick Interview

Cubs pitching prospect Billy Petrick had planned on making his Double-A debut sooner than the 2007 season -- and in a different role.

Slowed by shoulder problems, which required surgery for the 6-foot-6 right-hander and 2002 third-round draft pick, Petrick began 2007 in the bullpen at Class-A Daytona before earning a promotion to Double-A Tennessee.

In his first eight games since the promotion, the former starter had surrendered five earned runs and 14 hits in 13 1/3 innings for a 3.38 ERA.


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