Short Returns To Dash For Game Three; Ciolli To The DL

Short Returns To Dash For Game Three; Ciolli To The DL

Friday Sept. 10, 2010
Posted: 10:30 a.m.

By Kevin Czerwinski
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The Dash made an unexpected roster addition Friday morning prior to their Carolina League playoff game with Kinston, activating outfielder Brandon Short off the disabled list. Short had been out for nearly a month with a strained oblique and wasnt expected to be available for this series.

He was pressed into action, however, when Nick Ciolli injured his back in the series opener on Wednesday night. Ciolli, who sat out Game Two on Thursday, was placed on the seven-day disabled list.

Short, a mid-season and year-end Carolina League All-Star, suffered the injury swinging at a pitch on August 18 against Salem. After spending a week on the active roster but not playing, he was placed on the D.L. In the regular season, Short hit .316 with 15 home runs, 31 doubles, five triples, 79 RBI, and 77 runs scored.

The Dash will go for the series sweep Friday night.

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Carl Edwards Jr.'s special tie to Memorial Day

Carl Edwards Jr.'s special tie to Memorial Day

For Carl Edwards Jr., Memorial Day has a special meaning.

That's because the Cubs reliever has a very close tie to the armed services. 

Edwards met his fiance, Nette Smith, before her deployment in Afghanistan. Throughout her active service, Edwards kept in touch by writing her letters. Their relationship eventually blossomed, and now the couple has a one-year-old child. 

With Smith's army commitment finished, she views Memorial Day as a time to appreciate all those who serve. 

"To me, Memorial Day is a day set aside for me to remember some of the people I have met who sacrificed everything," Smith said. 

Watch the couple's entire story in the video above. 

Morning Update: White Sox power past Tigers; Dodgers sweep Cubs

Morning Update: White Sox power past Tigers; Dodgers sweep Cubs

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