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Geltz continues to impress in AAA for Tampa Bay.

POSTED April 22, 2013
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney

Sometimes being traded from the organization that first drafted you can have a negative effect on a ball players confidence.

Steve Geltz, a former Torrington Twister, was traded from the Anaheim Angels to the Tampa Bay Rays at the end of spring training after spending his first five years with the Angels, including four games with the big club last August.

How would the righthander from Newfane, New York respond?

So far, so good.

Geltz has appeared in five games for the AAA Durham Bulls this month and with the exception of one outing, has been true to form.

In five games, Geltz is 1-0 with a 4.15 ERA.

He has walked four (three in his first game on April 6 when the weather was winter like at best) and struck out 15 in 8.2 innings of work.

His strikeout to innings worked ratio remains tremendous, as it has his entire career.

In a total of 263 innings, Geltz has fanned 355 or better than 1.35 per inning.

He last pitched on April 20 when he closed out the first game of a double header against Norfolk, a 10-4 win in which he pitched two innings, giving up a ruin on three hits while fanning five.

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