Gary Sanchez – Injured
Joining what appears to be half the team, is headed to the IL with a left calf strain. He is anticipated to only need to be out the 9 days required (since the IL stint is retroactive to Wednesday), but having Sanchez off to such a hot start doesn’t bode well for the struggling Yankees.
Dellin Betances – Injury Update
After further reports, today GM Brian Cashman announced that relief ace Betances has a bone spur in his shoulder. He will have three weeks of rest then will be re-evaluated. The timeline, if all goes planned, is to be back in game action within 6-8 weeks.
- Jermey Jeffress only needs one more rehab outing before he is activated
- Rockie’s Daniel Murphy will not need surgery to repair his fractured index finger
- Allen Craig joined the front office of the Padres, yes don’t ask questions
PITCH OF THE DAY
Steve Cishek pretty much impossible 90 mph two seamer
Business of Baseball – Non-roster Invite (NRI)
A non-roster invite (NRI) is an invitation for a player who is not on a club’s 40-man roster to attend Major League camp in Spring Training and compete for a roster spot. Clubs can extend NRIs to their upper-level Minor Leaguers and also include NRIs in Minor League contracts given to free agents in the offseason.
In February 2015, the Kansas City Royals signed left-hander Franklin Morales to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training. Morales attended Spring Training with the club and won a roster spot with a strong performance. He went on to post a 3.18 ERA in 62 1/3 relief innings for the eventual World Series champions.
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