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Updated: 06/11/2014 09:06:02AM

Shafer ready to take flight as Blue Jay

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Shafer, who was hitting the low 90s with his fastball consistently late this spring, will be used exclusively as a pitcher by the Toronto Blue Jays, who drafted him last week out of the University of Florida program.

PHOTOS COURTESY TIM CASEY / UNIV. OF FLORIDA

Lake Wales native Justin Shafer was drafted in the eighth round of last week's Major League Baseball draft, and has already signed with the Toronton Blue Jays.

By BRIAN ACKLEY

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Lake Wales fans might better remember Justin Shafer as a three-year starter for the Highlanders football team, but he is hoping to make his professional mark in baseball.

Shafer, son of Sue and Rod Shafer, was taken in the eighth round of last week’s Major League Baseball draft by the Toronto Blue Jays.

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