LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. Kris Medlen stepped off the elevator onto the mezzanine level of Champions Stadium, where a few of his Braves teammates were waiting in line to be shuffled around for photo day.
A rack of jerseys and a table of hats were waiting as the teams public relations staff helped each player find their size; the Braves around Medlen were each pulling on their jerseys. The right-hander could only laugh when he was told his wasnt there.
With only a few jerseys on hand, players were forced to wear whoevers shirt was their size and Medlens was currently on the back of Tyler Pastornicky. He immediately went in search of the young utility player.
He was in the back of the line and I asked some of the younger guys if he could go ahead and go, hes wearing my jersey, Medlen said. Plus, they wanted me to wear our strength coachs (Phil Falco) jersey and thats four sizes too big on me.
His No. 54 jersey finally in hand, Medlen pulled it on as the staff went over his commitmen...