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Former Redbird star makes unlikely return to the big leagues

Neal Cotts’ recent return to the major leagues was as unlikely as his arrival. He didn’t think he had a shot at the pros until his junior year at Illinois State.
Neal Cotts Texas Rangers

Former Redbird star makes unlikely return to big leagues

Texas Rangers relief pitcher Neal Cotts needed only a few minutes to get three consecutive outs May 21 against the top of the Oakland A's order. What made it remarkable was that he was appearing...