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Fisher Cats do their best to stay loose, get work in
Sunday was a travel day and the Fisher Cats did their Media Day duties on Monday and then some moved out into the parking lot behind Northeast Delta Dental Stadium to throw and others took their turn in the batting cage under the stands. This morning they're scheduled for an indoor workout in Bedford where they'll get to take some ground balls and throw the ball around.
"We had a pretty good schedule back in Florida," said relief pitcher John Anderson, who was in Single-A Dunedin last year and is moving up.
The lefty from Pleasanton, Calif., was on his way to the parking lot to throw.
"In 2009, my first full season, I was in Lansing, Mich., and the first day there it was 12 degrees and there was snow on the ground," Anderson said. "I'm somewhat prepared for this. I've just got to get out today and get some warm clothes and I'll be OK."
"You've got to make adjustments, it's kind of like baseball anyway, you make some adjustments, get your preparation in and get ready to go in a few days," he said.
"I don't think they'll miss anything," he said. "I think they welcome the break. At the indoor facility they can play long toss and take ground balls and get their arms loose. They've had a couple of days off from that, which is probably perfect."
THIRTEEN of the players on the projected Opening Day roster that Fisher Cats released on Monday have spent time with the Fisher Cats. There are 11 newcomers.Aaron Sanchez, a 6-foot- 4 right-handed starting pitcher and top Toronto prospect, is one of the new guys.
The bullpen is made up of four left-handers and three righties.
The catchers are A.J. Jimenez, who played with the Fisher Cats last year, and Aaron Munoz.
Glenn, Kenny Wilson and Jon Jones return in the outfield and Michael Crouse is up from Dunedin.