Happy Friday, everyone! Today is the very first spring training game for the Cleveland Indians. There will be actual baseball being played in just a few short hours. I am excite.
The first pitch of the spring will be thrown by Mike Clevinger. He’ll be backed up by Francisco Lindor, Yan Gomes, Jose Ramirez, Edwin Encarnacion, Yonder Alonso, Rajai Davis, Melvin Upton Jr., Brandon Barnes, and Drew Maggi.
Francisco Mejia is the best catching prospect in all of baseball and is the heir apparent to Yan Gomes and Roberto Perez, and he’ll fight for a spot on the roster this year. Whether he makes it back to Cleveland this year or not remains to be seen, but he’ll at least get some reps in the coming month in Goodyear.
Around the league
- Carlos Correa wants to be better in 2018.
- The Cubs in 2018 may be as good as the Cubs in 2016 *vomits violently*
- Rooting for laundry is great!
- Steven Souza Jr. was surprised to be traded but is ready to help the Diamondbacks.
- Shohei Ohtani will make his spring debut this Saturday as a pitcher.
- Corey Dickerson has been traded to the Pirates.
- Tulo had some fun on photo day:
- Nice job, Loria:
Today, the court ruled that the Marlins breached their contract and failed to provide the County with the detailed information regarding the County’s equity share that was required. I welcome the court's decision and Jeffrey Loria must now comply with the ruling. 1/2— Carlos A. Gimenez (@MayorGimenez) February 22, 2018
- Shohei Ohtani is strong: