|Petree with pitching coach Jason Simontacchi|
In spring training, Petree continued to do this thing, yielding just one run in nine innings, while striking out nine and issuing just one free pass. He was assigned out of the gate to full-season Peoria. There, Petree threw five scoreless frames on just two hits in his 2014 opener and the Chiefs home opener on April 9. He set new career highs in strikeouts with six, but also in walks with five.
In the following interview, Petree talks about being drafted, his success to date, his off-season preparation and his 2014 start. He makes his second start at the road late Wednesday afternoon at Lake County.
Manager Joe Kruzel on his 2014 Peoria Chiefs
Pitcher Alex Reyes
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