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Beerer could earn early promotion

Scott Beerer has been nothing short of spectacular through the first three games of the Dust Devils' 2009 season.

Beerer, a former pitcher drafted by the Rockies in the 2003 draft, returned to the game after a two-year retirement. He has been the league's biggest surprise so far, going 11-for14 (.786) with eight RBIs in Tri-City's three-game sweep of Boise.

In fact, Beerer went 0-for-4 in the Dust Devils' home opener Tuesday and STILL leads the league with a .611 average.

His progress is good news for Colorado. Marc Gustafson, the Rockies' Director of Player Development, said that his strong start presents a nice dilemma for the franchise.

"You look at his age (he turns 27 on July 4) and the number of outfielders we have, and we're going to have to move him at some point," Gustafson said of the eight outfielders on the Tri-City roster. "The priority for me is getting playing time for everybody. There's only so many at bats for our outfielders."