While Zack Burdi’s stagnant velocity generates a lot of concern, Rick Hahn tried to downplay it in comments to Daryl Van Schouwen.
“He’s obviously rehabbing for a long time, throwing a lot,” Hahn said. “He got to a point where he was fatigued, basically, and we decided there wasn’t additional benefit to get him back out there over the last two and a half weeks of Fall League. Let’s send him home knowing he should feel good about getting back up on the mound, that he pitched competitively, feels good and as we hoped will enter spring training without restrictions.”
Hahn described himself as “pleased,” which seems like a reach unless it’s purely a reflection of Burdi’s effort, while disregarding the results. But with Hahn on record, that’s about all that can be said on the topic until February.
AFL West 7, AFL East 6 (Fall Stars Game)
- Luis Robert went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.