Yesterday's Game: San Diego 6, Cleveland 3
Once again, the starting pitching was superb, the bullpen less so. Danny Salazar toss four scoreless innings (striking out seven), but the bullpen gave up runs late. Giovanni Soto, one of five left-handed relievers in camp, had another bad outing, allowing three runs (one of them earned, with Soto's error accounting for the two unearned runs) in the sixth inning, and Shawn Morimando, who will be starting in AAA, allowed another three runs in the eighth.
Tyler Naquin has had an impressive camp thus far, taking advantage of a golden opportunity created when Abraham Almonte was suspended. He's been batting against MLB pitchers mostly, and hitting for both average and power. We'll see what happens once pitchers start throwing everything in their arsenal, but he's looked the best of the center fielders in camp.
On the other end of the spectrum has been James Ramsey, who has looked overwhelmed at the plate this spring after a sub-par year in Columbus.
When he's not impressing his coaching staff on the mound, Cody Anderson is riding horses and practicing his roping skills on a local ranch.
It's still going to tough for Michael Brantley to make it back by Opening Day, but Dr. Smooth is doing everything possible to make that happen.
Jenrry Mejia, who was the first player to get a lifetime ban for testing positive three times, is going to fight to overturn his suspension. His lawyer alleges a conspiracy, saying that MLB threatened Mejia, telling him that "they would go out of their way to find him positive a third time" if he didn't provide testimony against another player.
MLB players who extended their careers outside the US. LGFTs Manny Ramirez and Julio Franco make appearances.
Brewers prospect hit one into the parking lot, only to realize afterwards that it broke the windshield on his own car.