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A.J. vs. Buehrle ... sort of

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GLENDALE, Ariz. - The best exchange between a pitcher and catcher in Tuesday's bullpen sessions? Leave it to A.J. Pierzynski and Mark Buehrle to capture that honor.
While Buehrle - never one to scare a radar gun - was throwing to Pierzynski, the catcher yelled to the southpaw, "I'm trying to break in a new glove,'' referring to the mid-80s fastball coming from Buehrle.
Buehrle's response?
"Well then you better catch someone else.''

Early reviews

The one pitcher that looks like doo-doo so far, at least according to his manager? Octavio Dotel.
But the right-handed reliever has an excuse. The plan for him was to come in and work on a changeup under the watchful eye of pitching coach Don Cooper.
It's obviously a work in progress from the early reviews.

Lights out

Ozzie Guillen commented on Monday that both John Danks and Gavin Floyd came into camp throwing like it was June already, and Floyd once again raised some eyebrows on Tuesday.
With GM Ken Williams watching his bullpen session, Floyd once again impressed. Enough so that Williams said to him after, "Damn, slow down. It's Feb. 17, not March 31.''
As it stands right now with the Big Three, Buehrle will be the Opening Day starter, followed by Floyd and then Danks.

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