Mario Soto on Kirk Saarloos:
On the 'loos'
Former Reds ace Super Mario Soto is in camp again working with the pitchers and teaching one of the best change-ups ever possessed by any pitcher.
Asked if any pitcher has impressed him this spring after a week of throwing, he said, "All the pitchers are looking up to me, from last year, but so far I can see Kirk Saarloos being real nasty. If he throws strikes, he's real good. His ball moves, never goes straight."
Saarloos remains one of several candidates for the fifth spot in the rotation and has bullpen experience.