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Mike MacDougal Becomes Available 7 Years After Setting Royals Rookie Record For Saves

Seven years ago to the day:

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It was seven years ago today – July 1, 2003 – that Mike MacDougal sets a club rookie record for saves by getting his 21st in a 6-3 victory over Cleveland at Kauffman Stadium. Doug Bird had 20 as a rookie in 1973. MacDougal finished with 27.

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Not a lot of season records are set on July 1 with months left in the season.

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And today:

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Mike MacDougal opts out of Triple A deal with Nationals. Will seek major-league job with another club.

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Interesting timing.