Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Spring Training Notes, Volume 2

--The Royals added another youngster to their 40-man roster (to protect him from the Rule 5 draft) over the winter whom you may or may not be familiar with. Danny Christensen took Luke Hochevar’s spot in the AFL after the Royals shut down Hochevar for the season. Christensen, a 23-year old lefty, had a 1.80 ERA in five games. His fastball tops out at 90, his curve is considered a “plus,” and his change up is average. At this point, the Royals are planning to use him in Double-A.

--Mark Teahen continues to take fly balls in right field. The concern right now is his shoulder. Will he be able to make the throw from right field to third base or home if necessary? Here’s what he said about his shoulder, as quoted on the Royals website: “These last two or three weeks it started feeling a lot better. I’m not really worried about it. Obviously, I’ve got to be smart with it and not just go air it out. It is feeling good. Honestly, now it feels better than it has in the last year and a half or so.”

--Scott Elarton threw 25 pitches off the mound yesterday and said that his shoulder feels good and strong. He’s still hoping for a May 1 return.


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