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Morning news and notes for Saturday, February 29, 2020
Spring training happened yesterday and no one got hurt. Win-win.
Nolan Jones leads the way, of course, with Tyler Freeman and Bo Naylor rounding out the top three. Also check out that new MLB Pipeline layout.
You wanna see Franmil Reyes kill a baseball? | Twitter
Franmil Reyes continue’s to rake w/ his 2nd HR of the spring today vs the White Sox. Reyes is currently 5-9 w/ all 5 hits coming the extra base variety. (2 HR & 3 Doubles)@La_Mole_13 #Indians pic.twitter.com/j76ZxiSCqM
— Indians Prospective (@indiansPro) February 28, 2020
Some good injury news for once | Twitter
Carlos Carrasco is throwing a live batting practice session today. Aaron Civale will do so tomorrow. Next step for both would be actual game action.
Mike Clevinger could start a throwing program as soon as today.
Roberto Perez will start at catcher Sat., his first spring game.
— Zack Meisel (@ZackMeisel) February 28, 2020
Around the league
- CBS gave every team a grade for their offseason.
- A brief (and beautiful) history of the invention of the shift.
- Major League Baseball is prioritizing short-term profit over longevity with their TV deals.
- Andrew McCutchen won’t be ready for Opening Day.
- Tim Tebow took a knee.
- The Red Sox got caught cheating and they knew it.