Orioles: Encouraging sign
If you're one of those fans who think that the Orioles' chances of having a respectable starting rotation this year depend heavily on the Orioles finding a way to salvage the career of promising-but-erratic Rich Hill, you're going to like what you hear about today's batting practice workout.
Pitching coach Rick Kranitz was very upbeat about his performance and catcher Guillermo Quiroz went even further.
"That's the best left-handed stuff I've ever seen,'' Quiroz said.
Though Quiroz is not a player who has been around to catch or face a lot of the top pitchers in the sport, that's still high praise for a guy whose command has been under such scrutiny. It means that he's letting go and throwing with confidence, which is a big step in the right direction.
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