All through camp, they’ve been like the young’ns forced to sit at the kids’ table, looking longingly at the big spread reserved for the adults.
It has been a long haul for Drew Hutchison and Kyle Drabek since that crazy week last June when both of them blew out their elbows two days apart. Later in the summer, they were joined in broken-elbow limbo by Luis Perez. Ever since they all had Tommy John surgery they’ve been on parallel rehab paths, celebrating all the little milestones on the way back to full health.
Here at Blue Jays training camp, they can only watch as the other pitchers in camp go through their progressions from pitching side sessions to throwing batting practice, to working in games and pointing toward opening day. Hutchison and Drabek have smaller dreams.