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Oklahoma City RedHawks: RedHawks' 'Wojo' looks to get back on path to Houston

Injuries have sidelined pitcher Asher Wojciechowski most of the baseball season. He’ll get the start at 7:05 p.m. Saturday against Omaha at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
By Cody Stavenhagen, Staff Writer Published: June 27, 2014
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Oklahoma City RedHawks pitcher Asher Wojciechowski is no stranger to moving.

And if not for two injuries to his right arm this season, Houston might already be on his list of stops.

Wojciechowski is the son of missionaries, and their work took the family to six moves throughout his childhood.

The family moved from Wojciechowski’s birthplace in Florida when he was 5 and spent three months in the Dominican Republic.

Then they moved back to Florida, then to Michigan and then went to Bucharest, Romania, for three years starting when Wojciechowski was 9.

From there, it was back to Michigan, and then South Carolina when Wojciechowski was in high school.

“I guess you could say that’s a lot of moving,” he said.

After going a combined 11-8 with a 3.32 ERA for the RedHawks and Corpus Christi Hooks in 2013, Wojciechowski — a hard-throwing 2010 first-round pick — seemed in line to compete for a job in the Astros rotation in spring training.

But there was one problem — he strained his right lat before spring training and missed the entire process.

“That was disappointing, coming into spring training with high hopes and I got hurt before it even started,” Wojciechowski said. “I just sat there during all of spring training and watched guys throw, and I wasn’t able to throw. That was pretty tough.”

He rehabilitated the injury in extended spring training and returned to start for OKC on May 19.

Another problem: Wojciechowski said he thinks he rushed himself back. He strained a flexor muscle in his right forearm and was sidelined until June 18.

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