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12.04.2019 03:43
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JUPITER , Fla. (AP) — free agents find jobs.While Bryce Harper and Manny Machado reached big-money deals, Verlander’s former Astros teammates Dallas Keuchel and Evan Gattis remain unsigned along with Craig Kimbrel, Adam Jones and several dozen others.“I hope that some of those names you see behind those guys that are big names that would definitely help ball clubs start to go now,” Verlander said Thursday. “These guys deserve jobs. They make everybody better around them and they make the team better.”Verlander is earning $28 million this year at age 36, part of a deal that includes a $22 million option for 2020 that would become guaranteed if he is among the top five in Cy Young Award voting this year. He is attempting to add a changeup to his repertoire this spring training, throwing seven of them on Thursday in a 4-1 win over Miami.“I saw the reactions I wanted on almost every one I threw,” Verlander said.Verlander allowed five hits in 3 1/3 scoreless innings, struck out five and walked two.The 2011 AL MVP has unsuccessfully attempted to add a changeup in the last. He’s altered the way he’s releasing the pitch Jay Buhner Jersey , which has him optimistic it will prove useful once the season starts.“He’s always evolved,” Houston manager A.J. Hinch said. “I watched him over the last 10 years, so it won’t surprise me if he makes it more of a part of his game, but I think he’s going to have to feel it and have some success to truly believe in it.”Verlander’s fastball reached 97 mph. He threw 60 pitches and left with the bases loaded.“I’m glad I went back out there for that last inning,” Verlander said. “Velo was where I’d like to see it. Got in a little bit of a jam so got some adrenaline going.”NOTES: 2B Jose Altuve from Thursday’s game because of general left side soreness. “Regular season he definitely could play,” Hinch said. “He has a scheduled day off tomorrow so we’ll see if he’s going to play tomorrow, but most likely it’ll be the weekend.” … 3B Alex Bregman didn’t play after leaving Wednesday’s game with back stiffness. Bregman may return to the lineup on Friday. BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Adam Frazier is getting to be a regular starter this year as the Pittsburgh Pirates‘ second baseman.Frazier spent the first three seasons of his career as a utility player Denard Span Jersey , making 95 starts at second, 61 in left, 20 in right, five in center, three at third base and one at shortstop.“I think it helps anybody coming to the yard every day and knowing where you’re going to be,” Frazier said. “My goal is to play as good as I can and be ready each and every day, give the team all I’ve got and win games.”He takes over at second from two-time All-Star Josh Harrison, who left as a free agent. Frazier is expected to hit leadoff for the Pirates , who were 19th among the 30 teams in runs last season with a 4.3 average.Frazier has a .280 career average with 18 home runs in 300 games.“I’d like to see us keep his legs underneath him, keep him strong, keep him fresh because we can use the offense, especially at the top of the order, where he has had most of his major league at-bats,” Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle said.Frazier had a .237 batting average and three homers in 55 games for the Pirates last year when he demoted to Triple-A Indianapolis last June. He returned to Pittsburgh six week later and hit .306 with seven homers in 57 games.“I worked on a few things, being more aggressive with my hands and my feet, so when I came back up Ben Gamel Jersey , I felt pretty good,” Frazier said. “I just continued to work, and things fell into place.”Frazier certainly made an impression on Hurdle.“He came back and put a foot down,” Hurdle said. “It was fun to watch. I think he found something that works, and he can replicate it.”Notes: The Pirates held their final workout at the Pirate City training facility and will move their camp five miles to their spring training ballpark for the exhibition season. The Pirates open Saturday against Philadelphia in Clearwater. LHP Steven Brault is scheduled to start for Pittsburgh. . County music singer Garth Brooks’ stay in camp ended Friday. He had been working out with the Pirates since pitchers and catchers reported Feb. 11. . C Elias Diaz missed his third straight workout because of illness.

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