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04/03/16 7:30am
04/03/2016 7:30 AM

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Life for a minor league baseball player during spring training can get pretty routine. Arrive at the complex early in the morning, run, stretch and throw.

For Steve Ascher, though, Saturday morning was different. That was when the pitcher in the Tampa Bay Rays organization saw team rosters posted by the main entrance and learned that he had been promoted to the Double-A Montgomery Biscuits in Alabama.