5/9 Movie star Dolis
Rookie Rafael Dolis has teammate Starlin Castro’s support to handle the Cubs’ closer duties.
“He’s an amazing guy,” Castro said of Dolis, who is sharing the job with James Russell for now. “He’s working hard, too. Every day. He watches a lot of movies every day but he works hard.”
Movies? Dolis is trying to improve his English by watching English-language movies. On Tuesday, it was “Contraband.” That’s how Castro improved his English. OK, back to baseball. What can Dolis do?
“He’s got a hard sinker, 96 [mph], and you don’t need more than that,” Castro said. “Sometimes he has a pretty good slider. He doesn’t need to throw that because he has an amazing sinker. He’ll be pretty good. He still has to work pretty hard. One day, he’ll be good.”
— Carrie Muskat