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Bulger pitching well in AAA for Salt Lake

Gwinnett County's number of major leaguers was reduced to three when the Los Angeles Angels sent Jason Bulger to the minors in late April, but it may be back to four soon.

Bulger is 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA in four relief appearances for Class AAA Salt Lake of the Pacific Coast League, striking out 10 in six innings. The Brookwood grad pitched five times for the Angels before being sent down.

Gwinnett finished last season with six players in the majors - Jeff Francoeur, Brian McCann and Clint Sammons of the Braves, Jeff Keppinger of Cincinnati, Nick Green of Seattle and Bulger.

Sammons is batting .333 for Class AAA Richmond and Green is hitting .238 for the Yankees' International League team at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

A Gwinnett product working his way toward the majors is Anthony Carter. The right-handed pitcher from Parkview is 3-0 and has a 1.36 ERA in six starts for Kannapolis of the Class A South Atlantic League. The 26th-round draft choice by the Chicago White Sox in 2005 has 37 strikeouts and just four walks in 33 innings.