Editor's note: This story originally ran in the January 2019 edition of New England Baseball Journal. In lieu of the news that Boston Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale will undergo Tommy John surgery, NEBJ decided to re-share the story.
Andrew Chin hasn't given up the dream.
Two months before most minor-league players will report to training camps in Arizona and Florida, the 26-year-old Newton, Mass., native doesn’t have a contract but does have plenty of optimism.
He’s throwing and working out in Orange County, Calif., under the eye of Tom House, the founder of the National Pitching Association. In the last 1½ years, he’s completely revamped his regimen as it relates to pitching, as well as nutrition and strength and conditioning.