uhhh, gee Javy, it's the first time he's probably thrown a breaking pitch in months...cut him some slack.
All the young arms
Most of the top young pitchers didn't throw until today. Homer Bailey, Edinson Volquez and Johnny Cueto all threw for the first time.
The one thing they all have in common is ball comes out easy and gets to the plate hard.
Javy Valentin caught Volquez, the right-hander the Reds got in the trade for Josh Hamilton.
"He needs to work on his offspeed stuff," Valentin said. "It was his first day. maybe he was trying to impress. But he's a got a good arm. His fastball moves. He's a good real live arm. That's what you need. Put him in the bullpen or whatever."
Josh Roenicke was as advertised. He throws as hard as anyone.
Adam Dunn, Brandon Phillips, Edwin Encarnacion are all in camp. Phillips is over the bout with the flu.
the reds will workout again tomorrow at 9:30 a.m.
Fay on Bailey:
He looked good. A few pitches got away from him. But he's airing it out pretty good. He and Volquez looked to be throw at about the same velocity.