Re: Homer Bailey agrees to a contract
Also from the Enquirer:
GRULER UPDATE: Chris Gruler will make one more start for the Gulf Coast Reds, then move up to rookie-level Billings.
Gruler, the Reds' No. 1 draft pick in 2002, is coming back from arthroscopic shoulder surgery April 29, 2003.
He has been successful in the GCL - 2-1 with a 2.18 ERA in five games. What's troubling is Gruler has struck out only six and walked 12 in 20 2/3 innings.
"He made a statement the other day that his command of his changeup is better than ever," Naehring said. "We'd like to see him build up arm strength. But he's ready to move up a level."
The Reds want to see Gruler's velocity get back in the 90s; he's throwing only in the mid-80s.
Reads like Bailey will take Gruler's spot in the GCL rotation.
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