Today was the second day of mini-camp, and it was pretty much identical to day one. If you've ever been to minor league Spring Training over at Pirate City, then you'd know the routines. The entire team does their warm up exercises. Then the pitchers do their throwing programs on one field, while the fielders play catch on another field. The position players take fielding drills, and some take batting practice. The pitchers go do their exercises when their throwing is complete. There are other drills, but it's largely what you'd see at Spring Training before they break for lunch and then return to play actual games.
For that reason, there's not much to report from mini-camp as far as the events on the field. Most of my time here has been collecting interviews for articles, which will run in the next few weeks. I do have a few thoughts from today, so here they are, followed by the links.
Wandy Rodriguez threw from 70 feet today. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
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