Counting Down …
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Ozuna, 2B; Cabrera, SS; Thome, DH; PK, 1B; Swisher, LF; Dye, RF; AJ, C; Crede, 3B; Ramirez, CF. Floyd pitching.
As I’ve written before, nothing is more painful than cut day in camp. And the later in camp, the tougher because guys understand they were thisclose to making the major league club.
Yesterday was no different. Josh Fields was told he was going to start the year at Class AAA Charlotte, while Jason Bourgeois, D.J. Carrasco and Paul Phillips were sent out as well.
Josh was a tough one for the obvious reasons. He understood and took the decision with class.
Paul had a great spring, but once it was clear that Toby Hall was healthy and ready to go, we no longer needed the protection of the third catcher in camp.
An MRI on Jerry Owens adductor showed a small tear. This means we’ll need to shut him down for 7-10 days to let it heal completely. Given that he likely suffered the injury in late February, it’s pretty impressive that Jerry played all of March with the injury.
Here are matchups for the first two series of the season:
Buehrle v Sabathia
Vazquez v Carmona
Danks v Westbrook
Contreras v Robertson
Floyd v Willis
Buehrle v. Verlander
It’s about time to get going.