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Former Cascade pitcher Colin Rea to make first MLB start

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. (KWWL) -

Colin Rea is set to pitch in the majors for the first time this week. The 2011 draft pick of the San Diego Padres will start for the team as they host Cincinnati on Tuesday. Rea got the call up from Triple-A El Paso over the weekend.

The former Cascade pitcher is listed as the top pitching prospect in the Padres organization. This season in the minor leagues he's posted a 5-4 record with a 1.95 ERA and 80 strikeouts.

After pitching at Cascade, Rea spent one season at UNI before transferring to Indiana State.

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