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Mariners: Ackley on a fast track to big leagues

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SEATTLE - The Seattle Mariners have promoted 2009 second overall draft pick Dustin Ackley to Triple A. The team announced Wednesday that the infielder and prized hitting prospect from the University of North Carolina will report to Tacoma from Double-A West Tennessee.

Left-handed pitcher Edward Paredes and right-hander Anthony Varvaro got the same promotion. All will join the Rainiers on Thursday.

The 22-year-old Ackley signed a five-year major-league contract worth $7.5 million with the Mariners last summer. The team said then he was on a fast track to the major leagues. After a slow start to his first full professional season, Ackley hit .305 in 54 games since May 12 to raise his Double-A batting average to .263.  

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