Change For The Better
The low-90s fastball and sweeping slider had already elicited swings and misses. But it was Nick Hagadone's final pitch in an intrasquad game this spring that stood out. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound lefthander spun a changeup that left a righthanded-hitting minor leaguer lunging. Catcher Luis Exposito greeted the pitcher enthusiastically in the dugout.