Re: Corcino, Barnhart, Joseph, Christiani . . .
Because he hasn't pitched above A-ball.
Right. If you're giving the major league staff a long look at a non-40 man prospect in the spring it suggests the team thinks the kid has a chance (if an outside one) to help as soon as this year. (In Corcino's case, my guess is that they're thinking a possible spot in the bullpen late in the year, if he has a good year. Yet given how thin they are in starters in the minors, they could even look to him for a 5-inning stint or two come August/September, I guess.)
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