MLB

Fedroff enjoying climb through minors

Posted April 4, 2012

— It's hard not to notice the huge smile on Tim Fedroff's face as he takes batting practice as a member of the Cleveland Indians.

"It's a lot of fun," said Fedroff. "The treatment is first class. Anytime you get to experience that it's a good time."

But the former Tar Heel doesn't get to experience the star treatment often, he's a minor leaguer who was on the Indians roster for the day as they played the Carolina Mudcats in an exhibition game.

"Anytime you get to be surrounded by these guys it's a great learning experience, I just try to soak it in," said Fedroff.

Mitchell: Mitchell: Fedroff working hard towards MLB goal

Fedroff was a 7th round draft pick by the Indians in 2008 after leading the Tar Heels to consecutive trips to the College World Series. He's spent his first years of pro ball grinding it out in the minor leagues, enjoying long bus rides and few off days.

"It's a lot fun, it's a lot of hard work, it gets stressful at times," said Fedroff. "I'm very grateful to have the opportunity. I'm really enjoying it."

And he's definitely putting up numbers to catch the eye of the organization. Fedroff moved up to Triple-A Columbus last year after an impressive batting average of 338 in Double-A Akron. He will begin this season back in Akron looking for a repeat performance.

"Hoping to play well and get off to a good start and maybe make some rises through the system. We'll see," Fedroff said.

If he continues to play well, he could find himself wearing the huge smile more often.

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