he was paid. He just wants to get the ball.
This week, the right-hander will go to work with the rest.
After coming to Boston in the 2020 Rule 5 draft, Whitlock was successful despite never having pitched above Double-A and with his Tommy John surgery ready, he became a high-leverage bullpen arm for the manager. Last season, he averaged a 1.96 ERA.
Over the winter, there was speculation of bringing Whitlock into the. But the went to, leaving Whitlock in the bullpen, where he continues to be one of Boston's most valuable assets, since he is stretched out to throw multiple innings.
Whitlock denied that he respects who he is playing on the pitching team.
"I give myself permission to (manager Alex Cora) and (pitching coach Dave Bush) and all of those guys take care of that. "For me, I'm just trying to concentrate on going out there and pitching. "You know, like my dad always said, "Son, until you're the captain of the ship, you just row. " And, for me, whenever I get told to go out there and throw I'll go out there and get outs until they come and take the ball away, "
This year, Whitlock will take on a 1-0 ERA in two appearances, defeating six people in 6.1 innings of work.
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