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Kieran Powell Makes Move From Cricket To Baseball

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Cricket star Kieran Powell has decided that he wants to transition into a career in Major League Baseball.

According to multiple sources, the 25 year-old Powell who has been ranked in the top 100 best cricket players in the world, has tried out for many MLB scouts and has now taken his training to the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.

Many clubs see Powell as a potential leadoff hitter and possible outfielder due to the speed and agility he brings from playing cricket. As a left-handed bat, Powell will bring strength and power to the beginning of the lineup.

According to MLB.com, Powell made a workout film in December before he even arrived in the United States to see if he could gain any interest from Major League clubs. Since arriving at IMG, he has worked out for the Brewers and Mets and has had interest from the Rangers, Reds, Astros, Yankees, Giants, Padres, Cubs, Tigers, Rays, Pirates and the A’s.

If a a deal were to come it would most likely be a minor league deal with a club to allow Powell more time to make the transition from cricket to baseball.


Bethany Cohen

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Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for Examiner.com and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany
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