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Topic - Jeff Suppan
The San Diego Padres have cut pitcher Jeff Suppan after six starts.
Jeff Suppan hopes to win a job on the World Series champion San Francisco Giants.
Wily Mo Pena's long-awaited first homer of the season surely had to be an encouraging sign to emerge from the Nationals' 5-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.
It was an all-too-familiar script.
"I'm viewing this opportunity as anything, whether it's starting or long relief," he said Monday. "There is a good group of players here, a good mix of veteran guys and a few younger ones, so it's been an easy transition so far."
"Those were two rough years," he said. "The issues were definitely physical. It was a battle. I was unaware of the full magnitude of what was happening to me physically, but now I have a better understanding. A pitcher relies on the speed of his fastball and his pitch location maybe even more so. Ultimately, you have to hit your spots. I was missing my location, the pitches were coming over the middle of the plate and they were hitting them. Now I have addressed the situation through improvements in my conditioning and with my overall strength."