T-minus two weeks, and counting

In exactly two weeks on Feb. 16, Reds pitchers and catchers have their report date to Spring Training and Goodyear, Ariz. They begin working out that same day. In many ways, this off-season flew by quickly. (Maybe not to you, however, but definitely to me).

Most of the time in the current era, players do not wait until the report dates to get started. Virtually all have been working out on their own at home since November or December and some pitchers start a throwing program around the holidays. Many of them will be early arrivals to the spring complex.

I was told that Justin Lehr and Chad Reineke are already on site throwing bullpen sessions. Dontrelle Willis has been working much of the winter with pitching coach Bryan Price near their homes in Scottsdale but moved over to Goodyear last week for drills and to get comfortable in the Reds bullpens.

Matt Maloney, Daniel Ray Herrera, Sam LeCure and Jared Burton are planning on arriving this week. Several more could be on the ground by next week. Price said he would be at the camp to work with the pitchers.

“I think it’s good to be there to provide some of the essentials of coaching,” Price said. “It’d be hard for me to be sitting at home knowing guys are there working out five days a week.”

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1 Comment

I think Edmonds is a great player, it is a shame that he got hurt when he did last year. I think the young reds like Bruce, and Stubbs really took to him while he was in town, but as far as him being responsible for them getting hot I dont think so. I hated the trade giving up a player like Dickerson. I hate it even more know that i see the final outcome that we got in return. Giving Edmonds credit for Bruce, and Stubbs finishing hot is just a way for Jockerty to try to justify a horrible mistake. Jockerty has done a good job dont get me wrong, but I think he needs to stop trying to bring all his ex- players from St.Louis. We are paying a very steep price for nothing.

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