5/21 Howry: I can still pitch
Bob Howry says the Cubs called him shortly after he was designated for assignment by the D-backs to see if the right-hander still wanted to pitch and still thought he could be effective.
“I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t think I could [still pitch],” Howry said. “It’s not a situation where you’re doing it to make a paycheck. If I didn’t think I could pitch, I wouldn’t come back.”
What happened in Arizona?
“You can’t blame it on velocity,” Howry said. “Almost every year at the beginning of the season, my velocity is down. If you execute your pitches and hit locations, then you can still be successful. Unfortunately, I didn’t hit my spots as well as I needed to and just kind of steamrolled.”
— Carrie Muskat