Due to the World Baseball Classic, exhibition games start early this year and the spring training schedule is a bit abbreviated. That makes for a hectic scheduling nightmare. The following is the schedule for important upcoming spring training dates:
Pitcher and catchers report. Colby Lewis shows up, is reminded he doesn’t have a contract.
Andrew Cashner has a forty-pitch bullpen session. He gives up six runs.
9:00 am: First full-squad workout.
9:01 am: Josh Hamilton injured, lost for the season.
Jon Daniels monitors the Justin Upton market.
Shin-Soo Choo takes fly balls in right field, and in left field. It is determined his best position is DH. Team is reminded there are still four more years remaining on his contract.
Rougned Odor, who led second basemen in errors for two consecutive seasons, is put in charge of arranging the first position player team outing. He drops the ball.
Power outage at Surprise stadium. Engineers plug into Tanner Scheppers’s electric arm. His arm is finally used for supplying power to something other than an opposing hitter’s bat.
After a week of swinging and missing, Joey Gallo fouls off a ball in batting practice. Hope springs eternal.
In minor league camp, Rougned Odor’s younger brother, Rougned, pulls a groin. It’s not his own
EXHIBITION GAMES BEGIN. At 2:05 Central, players wearing Texas Rangers uniforms play against players wearing Kansas City Royals uniforms in Surprise, Arizona.
Desperate for starting pitching, Jon Daniels monitors the Justin Upton market.