Leaving Spring Training a team can look very different from when they got there.
The leading cause is injuries, as players are warming-up their bodies to get ready for the 162-game grind of the regular season. To see the most up-to-date injury report, team-by-team go to ESPN Injury Updates.
Daily reports seem endless, but also remember that if a player feels anything is off, he will rest as a precautionary measure.
The pitchers have had their usual stiffness, as at one point the majority of the Yankee bullpen was in the training room instead of on the mound.
Marc Carig of the Newark Star-Ledger gave the latest updates:
- Both Joba Chamberlain (groin) and Pedro Feliciano (triceps tightness/dead arm) are both throwing off the mound without any problems.
- Eric Chavez, who should easily make the 25-man roaster, is having calf spasms but is sidelined till Friday as a precautionary measure and he says it is not anything of concern.
- Brett Gardner’s bruised shin is fine and he is back in the line-up as the Yankees lead-off hitter.
The New York Times reported on the latest blow:
- Curtis Granderson did not play against the Orioles today after straining his right oblique muscle in batting practice. Still waiting on the severity of the injury, but his Opening Day status is possibly in doubt.
That is not good news, but guess skipper Joe Girardi will keep us updated on Granderson’s condition. He was having a really productive Spring and hope he will be in Center Field on Opening Day.
Opening Day is just 10 days away and everyone is ready to get the regular season going….
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