Things that make us go hmmm…
– Fernando Nieve started working out and says felt good, right after the injury that put him away from the Caribes de Anzoategui in Venezuela.
– Hector Gimenez and Humberto Quintero don’t have it any easy: either they make it or they will have to be put through waivers before landing in Triple-A. To be fair with them, they don’t have anything else to prove in the Minors. Thing is, Gimenez is ailing from a tendinitis and if he doesn’t show any improvements, he’ll be out of the race for the spot as Brad Ausmus’ backup.
– Phil Garner to his young hurlers: "I don’t want to be impressed". For the time being.