"Yesterday was a long day," Corcino said. "After the game last night, I went out to dinner, went to my hotel room and slept until [noon] today."
Friday was a long but exciting day for the Dominican rookie, who turns 24 on Tuesday. His success at Pensacola (10-11, 4.13 ERA, 113 strikeouts in 143 2/3 innings) came after having struggled at Triple-A Louisville in 2013 (7-14, 5.86 ERA).
Corcino, ranked by MLB.com as the Reds' No. 11 prospect, said the first item on his 2014 agenda was "forgetting about last year."
"I never got disappointed," Corcino said. "I saw [Reds special assistant to the general manager] Mario Soto about a month ago. He told me, 'Keep going. You'll be there. You're doing a good job. They see that.'"
Corcino has been a full-time starter since 2010, but he will pitch in a relief role for Cincinnati. He said he has previous experience as a reliever during winter ball.
Andy Call is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.