The statistics can't be changed from Reds lefty pitcher Amir Garrett's rookie season. The good and bad are locked in. Although Garrett's first few starts were sensational, he finished 3-8 with a 7.39 ERA and 1.61 WHIP in 16 games, including 14 starts. Forget 2017, as far as Garrett is concerned. "I'm actually glad I had the year I had last year," Garrett said Thursday night during a Reds Caravan stop in Columbus. "Coming up through the Minor Leagues, it had always been a breeze for me. I was better than everybody. I never really had any struggles and adversity. Everything happens for a reason. I'm happy that happened to me. "I will re-establish myself again and basically start over from the beginning in spring. It's a clean slate, 2018. Two-thousand-seventeen is behind me. I have a book and that page isn't even in there." Garrett, who will turn 26 on May 3, will be competing for a rotation spot at Spring Training. Following last season, he had a procedure to fix a problematic right hip injury. Inflammation in the hip forced him to the disabled list from May 25-June 3. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem-cell injections were administered to correct the issue, and Garrett had successful rehabilitation.
Garrett learns from struggles of past season
MLB.com | Jan 26