Meanwhile, six other pitchers battle for the fifth and final spot in the rotation. And with 10
While Showalter admits that he has a plan by keeping his starters away from big league spring games, plenty of scouts flocked to Twin Lakes to see Chen. After pitching there Monday, Chen said the atmosphere -- and the free-swinging minor leaguers he faced -- made it difficult to create a tempo and work on his pitches.
“I was thinking about that this morning,” Showalter said. “When you think about the looks, I want three or four of our guys to see [
Showalter said he will relocate Chen and Hammel's minor league outings from Twin Lakes to the Ed Smith Stadium Complex to give the pitchers a better feel for a game in their final starts before the regular season begins.