The controversy surrounding a former Cubs top draft pick

The controversy surrounding a former Cubs top draft pick
January 22, 2014, 8:15 pm
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Tyler Colvin was supposed to be a savior on the North Side of Chicago.

Now, the former Cubs' first-round pick is just fighting to keep a roster spot.

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Colvin, 28, signed a Major League deal with the Baltimore Orioles last week, but now the O's are saying there are issues with Colvin's physical.

Colvin endured back issues last season and suffered a freak accident in September 2010 while with the Cubs when he was hit in the chest with a shattered bat.

However, ESPN's Jerry Crasnick says he's heard of no such health issues with Colvin.

 

 

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This isn't the first time this offseason the Orioles have had issues with medicals after agreeing to a deal in principle. They backed out of a two-year $15 million contract with reliever Grant Balfour earlier this winter.