PHOENIX -- Beanballs, of course not.
Uncomfortable at-bats? You betcha.
Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers has emphasized a need for his pitchers to throw inside the last two times he has talked in a group setting. Nothing new there. But Towers admitted Wednesday that he could have phrased himself differently on his radio show Tuesday.
This is what Towers said in a radio interview Tuesday with KTAR, the Diamondbacks' flagship station:
" come spring training, it will be duly noted that it's going to be an eye for an eye and we're going to protect one another. If not, if you have options, there's ways to get you out of here, and you don't follow suit or you don't feel comfortable doing it, you probably don't belong in a Diamondbacks uniform."
In clarifying those remarks on Wednesday, he said this is what he meant:
"I'm not saying hit players on purpose. I'm saying if our hitters are being made uncomfortable at the plate, we need to be the same way. We need to make the opp...