Crawford Healing, Hitting
The big news today was Carl Crawford's spring training debut. Granted, it was just an exhibition game against a team from Japan, but the left-fielder got some much needed at bats.
Serving as a minor league squad's DH, Crawford went 3-5 with 2 singles, a double, a walk, a strikeout and 2 stolen bases.
A funny moment occurred during his second at bat. In these exhibition games, it's not uncommon for a major leaguer who is rehabbing to bat each inning, regardless of which team is at bat. So, when he went to the plate during the Japanese team's turn on offense and doubled, a loud round of applause erupted from the opposing dugout. Crawford cracked a wry smile.
Greinke Ready to Throw?
Zack Greinke, who has been sidelined with inflammation in his throwing elbow, is scheduled to throw on Friday according to manager Don Mattingly. Greinke, who signed a record-breaking 6 year, $147 million deal during the offseason, has made just 2 appearances with the club this spring. It's uncertain whether he'll be ready for opening day, or his scheduled start the day after, but I wouldn't bet on it.
Sue Falsone was called over to attend to infielder Justin Sellers during drills this morning, after Sellers apparently rolled his ankle. He was helped off the field but came back later walking under his own power. Sellers' prospects of making the team aren't great, but he figures to get playing time with Albuquerque and could be an option to come up in case of injury.
Dodgers Spring Training Notes
Rays Digest Top Stories
Chris Archer: Fantasy Ace or Disaster?Senior Expert Adam Ronis examines whether Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer is a Fantasy Baseball ace or a Fantasy Baseball disaster waiting to happen...
2017 Tampa Bay Rays Team OutlookSenior Fantasy Baseball Expert Shawn Childs takes a detailed look at the Tampa Bay Rays heading into the 2017 Fantasy season!
Trans Blog: Tigers Acquire Mahtook from RaysThe Tigers made a move on Wednesday to try and strengthen their options in the outfield, acquiring Mikie Mahtook from the Rays in exchange for a player to be named later or cash…
2017 Los Angeles Dodgers Team OutlookSenior Fantasy Baseball Expert Shawn Childs provides an in-depth look at the 2017 Los Angeles Dodgers.
Scout FantasyThursday at 7:34 AM