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Rob Scahill
Beat the clock: Pitchers put on timers in high minors

Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Rob Scahill thinks his mound mates will do just fine at beating the new 20-second pitch clock that will be used at Triple-A and Double-A this season, one that could lead to balls and strikes as penalties. "I think it's going to affect the hitters more than the pitchers. They're the ones with all the routines," he said Tuesday in Bradenton, Florida, after the new minor league rules were announced. "Step out of the box, adjust the batting gloves, look for the sign from the third base coach, take a few practice swings. "Me, I just want to get the ball and throw it. Work fast," added Scahill, who split last season between the...