The Chicago Cubs are entertainment during open training in Arizona, and one of a team’s pivotal bullpen pitchers is experimenting with a somewhat opposite delivery.
Reliever Carl Edwards, who had a 3-2 record and a 2.60 ERA in 58 games final season, threw a bullpen event on Wednesday in Mesa, and Cubs reporters immediately beheld something opposite about a approach he threw a ball:
This throwing organisation includes Edwards, Lester, Hendricks, Darvish, Robinson and Chatwood. pic.twitter.com/C04SxpiE7x
— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) February 13, 2019
In a video, shot by MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian, Edwards is pausing during a finish of his wind-up and afterwards delivering a baseball. That character of pitching is one that is used by several large joining hurlers, many particularly Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, and is a movement of what Edwards was regulating final deteriorate with a Cubs.
The Cubs do have a new pitching manager for a second time in dual years, as Tommy Hottovy takes over for Jim Hickey, though usually time will tell if a change in mechanics is permanent, or only a open training experiment.