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08:13 AM ET 02.15 | With age comes some spring privileges. Over the first two days of camp, all but one of the 31 healthy pitchers threw "live" batting practice. The one exception was closer RHP Joe Nathan, who is the oldest player in camp at the age of 38. Manager Ron Washington stressed that there was no issue with Nathan's health, but that due to an extra-long training camp the club wanted to go slowly. He said Nathan will be about a week behind the other pitchers. "At the age he is, we just want to make sure that any bullets we use down here are necessary," Washington said. Nathan had 37 saves in 40 attempts and a 2.80 ERA in 2012, but did tire down the stretch. He suffered a pair of blown saves in September and posted a 4.15 ERA for the month.

The Dallas Morning News

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February 15, 2013  08:39 AM ET

Eh ... I got nuthin'.

February 15, 2013  08:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Eh ... I got nuthin'.

Certainly not the thread of the day.

February 15, 2013  09:26 AM ET

You know his age, you know his weaknesses, so why are you not getting part B ninth inning man ready for the season.

February 15, 2013  12:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

You know his age, you know his weaknesses, so why are you not getting part B ninth inning man ready for the season.

guess he would be ready when times comes,,just not yet,

February 15, 2013  04:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Certainly not the thread of the day.

It was an alacran one-liner. Pretty much the bottom of the barrel thread.

February 16, 2013  02:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Certainly not the thread of the day.

or the week.

 
February 16, 2013  06:49 PM ET

Good Ole Joe Louisiana Lighting!!!

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