Cleveland Guardians Starter Adds To Pitch Mix Over Offseason

Cleveland Guardians starter Cal Quantrill has been working hard during the offseason to refine his pitching repertoire.

According to Zack Meisel of The Athletic, Quantrill has been focusing on his curveball and has added a splitter to his arsenal.

This effort comes as Quantrill looks to improve his strikeout numbers, which were at a career-low of 6.2 K/9 last season. Despite this, Quantrill still managed to achieve a solid 3.38 ERA and 1.21 WHIP as a middle-of-the-rotation starter.

In his first start of the Spring this past weekend against the Cincinnati Reds, Quantrill went 1.1 innings, allowing two hits, two earned runs, and striking out one batter.

The right-hander is once again expected to be a key part of the Guardians' rotation this season.

Over the past two seasons, the twenty-eight-year-old holds a strong 3.16 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, with 249 strikeouts across 336 innings and 72 appearances (54 starts). Photo Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports