New pitcher Brackman impressing thus far

New pitcher Brackman impressing thus far

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Among the new pitchers in Reds camp, one of the more impressive sights has been Andrew Brackman. The 6-foot-10-inch right-hander pitched well in live batting practice sessions and fared well in Friday's intrasquad game.

Brackman threw 10 pitches in the first scoreless inning of his two-inning outing. He lost first batter Drew Stubbs to a walk after having him down in a 0-2 count. But Brackman got Neftali Soto to end the inning on a first-pitch, 5-4-3 double play.

"He's been working on his delivery and mechanics and stuff," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "When you're that tall, you have a lot of moving parts. He wasn't a high round draft choice for nothing -- not just because he is tall. You know it's in there."