MARYVALE, Ariz. There is no manager's office in Maryvale Baseball Park, so Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker conducted a media interview Thursday morning sitting on a bench in the shower room.
Fortunately, nobody turned on the faucets, which was apropos because recent events would tend to rain on his parade.
His bullpen is suffering an assortment of aches and pains, mostly minor, but there is one that could affect the make-up of his bullpen.
It could scrap that plan to put Aroldis Chapman in the rotation and relegate him back to the bullpen, where he pitched last season.
Left-hander Bill Bray continues to argue with a touchy groin, a groin that prevented him from participating in early-camp drills.
He threw on the side a couple of times early this week, but when he tried to pitch a simulated game Wednesday he had to walk off because his groin was catching during his delivery.
Bray, closer Ryan Madson and set-up man Nick Masset are undergoing treatment for nagging stuff that...