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Tigers Prospect Profile #36: Luke Putkonen

Since being drafted in 2007, Luke Putkonen has seen injuries slow him down, injuries that resulted in minor surgery. How good can Putkonen be once he's fully healthy, and can he get there?

Luke Putkonen Position: Right-handed Pitcher Height: 6-6 Weight: 200 Born: 5/10/1986 Bats: Right Throws: Right Background The Tigers made Putkonen their third-round choice in the 2007 draft out of North Carolina. During the Tarheels' regular season, Putkonen managed a 7-1 record and 4.46 ERA working as the Sunday starter. After missing his true freshman season (2005) after undergoing Tommy John...

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