CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Jose Contreras wisely moved his Ford F-750 around the bend from Mike Schmidt Field at Carpenter Complex on Thursday.
Contreras parked his big truck (thus Charlie Manuel's nickname for Contreras) just beyond the right-field fence Wednesday, and Domonic Brown crushed a home run onto its roof. The ball struck the roof so hard it triggered its alarm.
"I put it on the other side today," Contreras chuckled.
Contreras, who is returning from right elbow surgery, threw live batting practice Thursday morning. He said it went well.