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Expecting Growth For DePaula

Batters are hitting just .159 against DePaula

TAMPA, FL - With another season in Tampa, pitcher Rafael DePaula came back confident and ready to play. After a few snags last year, he is focused on delivering strikes and adjusting to the higher standard of baseball.

"I think he has started showing some signs of maturity and feeling comfortable in the States," Tampa manager Al Pedrique said prior to DePaula's latest outing on Tuesday. Pedrique noted that DePaula has been making the adjustment to playing in the United States, a much different atmosphere than he was used to in the Dominic Republic. During the offseason, he worked on getting stronger in... Recommended Stories

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