"Likely," Hinch said of a seven-man bullpen. "There’s always a chance that (changes) depending on how the schedule plays out, and there’s always a debate on how many pitchers to carry during interleague. Now interleague is pretty much year round, so I mean, in a perfect world with our roster, it’s likely to carry a seven-man ‘pen. If we feel like we need an extra pitcher or injury happens, there’s different ways to shape our roster, then we will, but likely 12."
The two open spots will likely be filled by a left-handed pitcher and a long reliever. The competition for the second lefty in the pen likely comes down to
"We’re going to stretch out a lot of our guys," Hinch said. "Some of them are because they’re competing in that fifth starter spot, some of them are bullpen guys.
In an attempt to improve his delivery,
"I'm really pleased with Wojciechowski, coming off his health issues and everything," pitching coach Brent Strom said. "He's throwing the ball extremely well.
"Wojo was a right-handed pitcher throwing from the third-base side of the rubber, slightly across body, which created a tough angle. We moved him to the far first-base side of the rubber, freed his arm up."
Strom advised Wojciechowski's new position this spring after the 26-year-old was slowed down by a lat injury in 2014. Wojciechowski is on the 40-man active roster and is considered an outside candidate for the rotation. He's competing against Dan Straily and Roberto Hernandez for a spot on the opening day roster.
Wojciechowski pitched into the fourth inning and tossed 53 pitches, but had trouble finding the strike zone. He threw just 28 of his pitches for strikes, walking five and striking out one, while allowing four runs on seven hits in 3 1/3 innings.
Wojciechowski is working his way back from lat strain, and it is not clear how much longer he will be on assignment after his two-week break.
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|2011||AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays||11||9||4.71||25||22||0||0||0||130.0||156||79||68||15||4||31||96|
|2012||AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays||7||3||3.57||18||18||0||0||0||93.1||91||40||37||3||5||22||76|
|2012||AA-Corpus Christi Hooks||2||2||2.06||8||8||0||0||0||43.2||30||14||10||0||5||14||34|
|2013||AAA-Oklahoma City RedHaw||9||7||3.56||22||21||2||1||0||134.0||116||56||53||10||1||44||104|
|2013||AA-Corpus Christi Hooks||2||1||2.08||6||3||0||0||1||26.0||17||6||6||1||0||7||27|
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