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February 25, 2014

Rumor Roundup

The Remains of the Market

by Daniel Rathman


Ross Detwiler expands his pitch menu
Right-handed hitters teed off on Ross Detwiler last season, regardless of what the southpaw threw them in his 13 major-league starts. They hit .346 off his sinker, .357 off his changeup, and .375 off his curveball; his fastball held them to a .241 average, but they still slugged .456, in large part because four of the five home runs they tallied came on heaters.

Now that Detwiler has competition from Taylor Jordan and Tanner Roark for the fifth spot in the Nationals’ rotation, he’s doing everything he can to improve on those numbers. One of his efforts is aimed at adding a new offering—specifically, a cutter.

Detwiler, who turns 28 on March 6, told reporters over the weekend that he’s “just trying to throw something else out there” to give hitters a “another look.” He spent most of the 2013 season on the disabled list with two injuries: a strained oblique that kept him out from May 16 through June 13 and a herniated disk in his lower back, which ended his season on June 29.

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