DUNEDIN, Fla. -- Jim Poole pitched one scoreless inning in his second appearance of the spring yesterday, but the results were inconclusive.
When he was asked how it went, the left-hander shrugged and said, "No runs."
He didn't appear to be throwing freely while warming up, and manager John Oates termed the performance "so-so." Sidelined for three weeks because of shoulder tendinitis, Poole is considerably behind the other relievers with only two weeks left in the preseason.
"I'm not sure if his arm is in the right position or not," said Oates. "We'll have to re-evaluate him to see how he's feeling. Up until now neither he nor [Todd] Frohwirth have looked sharp. I haven't seen what I saw last year."