One of the feel good stories of the 2009 Arizona Diamondbacks season was the promotion of Reno Aces outfielder Trent Oeltjen to the major league club. Oeltjen immediately became a fan favorite with his contagious smile and his eager attitude. Oeltjen, from Sydney Australia, appeared in 24 games for the Diamondbacks hitting .243 with three home runs and four RBIs. Nicknamed the ôThunder from Down Underö he had a loyal following of Diamondbacks fans who cheered whenever he appeared in the dugout or on the field. Given the current log jam in the Diamondbacks outfield, it was fairly clear that Oeltjen did not fit into the Diamondbacks plans for 2010 or beyond. Shortly after the season ended he was reassigned to Triple-A Reno. Oeltjen could either accept the assignment or become a free age ...
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