Purke Taking Slow-and-Steady Path Back

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Purke Taking Slow-and-Steady Path Back
Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

It's been 367 days since Matt Purke took the mound at Space Coast Stadium in a Nationals uniform, handed the ball by Davey Johnson to pitch his team's 2012 exhibition opener against Georgetown University, and offered the entire organization reason to believe his path to the big leagues might be a quick one.

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