Burke Badenhop: the Candy Man

Burke Badenhop has an additional role with the Marlins pen .

When Burke Badenhop moved from the starting rotation to the bullpen, he inherited a duty given to the reliever with the least amount of major-league service time: candy man.

The position had belonged to Matt Lindstrom, who was eager to turn over the chore of filling a bag with an assortment of candy, Red Bull and even fingernail clippers to bring to the bullpen each game.

''It's just weird not having to carry it out,'' said Lindstrom, who had been responsible for it all last season and for the first two months of this one. ``But the other guys said I didn't do a very good job. Sometimes I packed a bad bag.''

Relief pitchers are weird.  But you already knew that.

 

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