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Zagone among three promotions to Keys

Left-handed pitcher Rick Zagone, who started yesterday's South Atlantic League All-Star Game for the North Division team, was one of three players promoted to the Single-A Frederick Keys, the team announced today.

Zagone was 4-5 with a 4.66 ERA in 13 games (12 starts) for the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds. The 22-year-old pitcher, who was selected in the sixth round of the 2008 MLB draft, struggled in his four starts with Delmarva in June. He was 0-2 with a 16.50 ERA in 12 innings during that span.

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Also being promoted to Frederick from the Shorebirds were relief pitchers Pat Egan and Eddie Gamboa.

So far in 2009, Egan is 1-0 with a 2.58 ERA and two saves in 16 games while splitting time between the Shorebirds and Double-A Bowie Baysox.

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Gamboa was 6-0 with a 1.86 ERA in 18 appearances for the Shorebirds.

In order to make room for the three pitchers with the Keys, left-hander Chris Salberg and right-handers Cliff Flagello and Andrew Barb were sent to Delmarva.

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