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Eye on Drew

BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Published June 3, 2001

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) New York Yankees third base prospect and former Michigan quarterback Drew Henson hit in the batting cage Tuesday for the first time since breaking his left hand last month.

Henson also took grounders and made throws from third base during a workout at the Yankees" player development center.

"No pain, no nothing," Henson said. "I felt good."

Henson said he might be able to start playing again in games within the next couple weeks for the Triple-A Columbus Clippers. He was hit by a pitch while playing for Class-A Tampa in a Florida State League game April 14.

Henson signed a $17 million, six-year contract with the Yankees in March. As part of the deal, Henson agreed to give up football. Henson was considered a potential first-round draft pick in next year"s NFL draft.


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