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Pounding the pavement

Pedro, Big Hurt, Edmonds among the free agents still looking for work

Originally Published: April 22, 2009
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

As Major League Baseball continues its love affair with players so young they don't even need a Red Bull to get up for a game, a corresponding fraternity of veterans is feeling unloved, unwanted and -- let's be frank -- unemployed.

It was the wrong winter to be 35-plus and unattached, as MLB teams cut corners, pledged allegiance to player development and forced a lot of veterans to grovel for roster spots.

In recognition of the nation's 8.5 percent jobless rate, this week's installment ...

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