M’s Cortes Slowing Down, Moving Up

Given the velocity on his fastball, it seemed a good bet that righthander Dan Cortes would make the Mariners' roster out of spring training. He reaches 98-99 mph with relative ease, but Cortes is learning that he needs more than just pure heat to get by. Control is essential, and with four walks in four spring innings coupled with 60 walks in 102 innings last year, it was clear that mastery was lacking.

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