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Airhogs Trade for Mark Pope

02/21/2016 9:30 PM -

In preparation for the 2016 season, the franchise traded for Mark Pope, who spent last year in Winnipeg. The righty was acquired in early January in a trade with the Goldeyes.

Pope is a native of Marietta, Georgia and played at Walton High and the Georgia Institute of Technology before being drafted by the Padres in 2011. A 5th-round selection, Pope played in the San Diego organization in 2011 and 2012. He has also spent time with the Dodgers and Braves organizations and in the Frontier League.

Pope made 32 appearances as a relief man last year in Winnipeg, striking out 22 and walking just 4.

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