It's been a rough start to the 2012 season for right-hander Stetson Allie. The 2010 second round draft pick left his first start of the year after recording one out. He walked four, didn't allow a hit, and gave up two runs. He went 14 days until he made his next appearance, missing time with tightness in his elbow due to pitching in cold weather.
His next outing was very similar to the first outing. This time he came in to the game as a reliever. The results were the same: one out recorded, four walks, and two runs. After his second appearance, the Pirates sent Allie down to extended Spring Training with a focus on improving his command.
Allie was much improved with his command during Spring Training. He did run in to command issues as he reached the third, fourth, a...
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