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UConn’s Springer looking to play Independent Baseball? reports that Houston Astros first round pick George Springer met with the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League on Saturday. Springer was selected with the 11th overall pick in the 2011 MLB Draft after an outstanding career at UConn where he led the Huskies to an appearance in the Super Regionals. He hit .343 with 12 homers and driving in 77 runs on the year. 

This is likely a negotiating ploy by Springer to meet with the Long Island Ducks as he is trying to show the Astros he expects significant signing bonus. Springer’s father said it is highly unlikely that George returns to Storrs for his senior season though.

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