Working the count: Thirty-somethings grinding to extend careers

  • In this Feb. 17, 2020, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates' Derek Holland is shown during a spring training baseball workout in Bradenton, Fla. Holland is one of several older players trying to hang on with teams that don't figure to be contenders in 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

BRADENTON, Fla. — Jarrod Dyson kept waiting for the phone to ring. As December faded and the hot stove cooled, one thought kept running through the free agent outfielder’s mind.