As we all know, spring training numbers mean nothing. But here are some interesting ones — just ’cause.
26: Number of times Brewers RF Corey Hart struck out in 67 spring training at-bats.
5: Number of hits Cubs reliever Mike Wuertz gave up this spring — all singles. He didn’t allow a run, walked none and struck out 13 in nine innings.
$6,500,000: How much the Astros will pay SP Woody Williams not to pitch this year. The Astros cut Williams after he posted a 11.32 ERA this spring.
15: Number of walks given up by Tigers lefthander Dontrelle Willis in 16 2/3 innings this spring. He has a 8.64 earned run average.
9: Number of home runs given up by Mariners SP Erik Bedard in 24 innings. He’s posted an 8.63 ERA in six starts, allowing 35 hits.
.431: Melvin Mora’s batting average this spring. He’s led Orioles regulars in batting average, homers (two), RBIs (13) and walks (nine).
1.572: Rangers CF Josh Hamilton’s OPS this spring. He entered the weekend hitting .556 and reached base in 13 consecutive plate appearances (10 hits, three walks) at one point.
0: Number of home runs reigning NL MVP Jimmy Rollins hit this spring. He batted .188.
5,404: Average number of fans who attended Pittsburgh Pirates home spring training games this year — a new record. Those people are loyal.