What an MLB source said about the Dbacks trade h

first_img What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Arizona Sports’ Craig Grialou contributed to thisreport There’s one thing you can say about Arizona Cardinalsrookieoffensive guard Senio Kelemete:He’s patient.The fifth-round pick stayed in Seattle to finish up hisdegree in American Ethnic Studies at the University ofWashington while the rest of his Cardinals teammates weregoing through OTAs in Tempe. It paid off. Kelemete became the first member of hisfamily to earn a college degree.But now with the academics taken care of, Kelemete canconcentrate on football. The 6-foot-4, 300-pounderparticipated in his first practice as a professionalTuesday at the team’s training facility in Tempe. Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation “I’m really happy to be here,” Kelemete said. “Being backat home and finishing up school was kind of hard. I wasthere, but my mindset was trying to be here, so I’m gladto to be back.”Kelemete was absent from all ten OTAs, so how much did thefirst-year player fall behind?“A lot,” head coach Ken Whisenhunt said. “It’s not somuch the scheme, that’s hard enough, but when you goagainst our defense and what they do now for ten practicesplus the 11th today, and you’re seeing all the differentlooks, the stunts and the gap pressures, it’s hard to lookat it on film and understand what’s going on.“It’s going to be a little bit of a learning curve forhim.”Kelemete has shown the ability to get caught up to speedin new situations. After playing on the defensive line inhis first two seasons at UW, he made the switch to theoffensive line, where he started 26 consecutive games atleft tackle for the Huskies, earning second team All-Pac-12 recognition as a senior.“I’d say if they give me two or three more days, I thinkI’d catch up,” he said. “I know definitely over theweekend, I’m going to be in my playbook trying to catch upwith everyone.” – / 24center_img Comments   Share   D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Top Stories Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img

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