The great thing about professional baseball is that you’re never really counted out until you call it quits yourself.
That’s exactly happening when it comes to former Florida (Miami) Marlins legend Brad Penny. According to Tony Renck on Twitter, the veteran right handed pitcher has been throwing well this Winter.
Not sure if will amount to anything, but people I trust say Brad Penny has thrown well this winter .Interesting no-risk signing for someone
— Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) January 4, 2014
Brad is a former starting pitcher who was given a relief role with the San Francisco Giants in 2012. Just like Aubrey Huff, Penny wasn’t able to find any work during the 2013 season but he’s not hanging them up like his former teammate recently announced.
Penny has a record of 119-110 with an ERA of 4.26 and 1,260 strike outs. He’s a 2x All-Star from 2006-2007, 2x World Series champion in 2003 and 2012 and led the National League with 16 wins in 2006 while he was with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
If anything he could get picked up on a minor league deal that would include an invitation to Spring Training. Pitchers and Catchers report in less than 45 days.