"This fellow here, I find intriguing," Maddon said. "What he's done in the past when he was with Houston, he's been fighting to get everything back, even during in winter ball. I saw him pitch in Venezuela not this year but last year, and since that point his stuff has come on a lot. I really believe he's a very competitive young man, and I still think there's a lot left there, so I want to see it. So we thought it would be kind of interesting to get him out there early. ... There's something about him I like, and I just want to see it out there. I think he's a real pro the way's he going about his work, and let's see what it looks like."
Saturday, February 21, 2009
More On Carlos Hernandez
Marc Topkin has more from manager Joe Maddon on Carlos Hernandez starting the spring training opener:
-- By Doug at 4:01 PM