Alan Horne was getting a lot of pub this time last year-much of it from yours truly. Due to various injuries after graduating UF, he was a little older than your typical Eastern league pitcher when he dominated that league in 2007. He brought high expectations into 2008, which were almost immediately dashed when he ruptured a biceps tendon, then it was discovered he additionally had a small tear in his rotator cuff. . Nice story here about how he hopes to make some Yankee fans remember him again.
And with every new spring comes a renewal of hope and expectations to get over the hump and Horne said that he has not lost his confidence to achieve his dream.
“I feel pretty confident knowing now that there was something wrong last year, something we didn’t know for a long time,” he said. “Now we’ve got a finger on it and fixed it.
“You still have a plan laid out and now you know where you’re going and what you’re dealing with, as opposed to last year when it was a mystery to everyone.”
Horne said he hoped to start throwing off the mound by early February, with spring training officially starting later in the month.