Garcia underwent surgery last February to repair the labrum in his right hip. So he missed out on an entire season at the plate. Kansas City Royals
I don’t agree with the premise of this question. J.D. Davis is a solid, controllable hitter. Jeff McNeil can play third, as can Luis Guillorme and Jonathan Villar.
"He was ready, waiting for that fastball," Sanchez said. "They're going to be ready for that heat."St. Louis Cardinals
Carrasco missed three months of the 2019 season while fighting leukemia. He pitched through the pandemic last year, going 3-4 in 12 starts with a 2.91 ERA, his best since a career-best 2.55 ERA when he split 2014 between Cleveland's rotation and bullpen. He has an 88-73 career record with a 3.73 ERA.
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No, you didn't read that wrong, Keuchel did throw 2.1 innings despite not making it out of the first, La Russa taking advantage of one of the weirder rules of this spring, one that allows pitchers to re-enter the game after being lifted. Shohei Ohtani got a similar treatment in a spring game against the White Sox last weekend. And as Keuchel's first frame got bumpier and bumpier, La Russa — who's sworn off "rolling" spring innings, or ending them before three outs are recorded due to soaring pitch counts — opted to let the southpaw try again in the second.
"Just a lot different, honestly," Boone said before Sunday's road game against the Toronto Blue Jays. "Energy. Even cardiovascular workout capabilities. Done some [Peloton] rides I haven't done in a few months that I didn't even realize, oh, this is what it's supposed to be like."Colorado Rockies
"In Billy's case, he's been a player, not just a baserunner," La Russa said. "He's an outfielder, had some good hitting years. There's no doubt there will be some games where if you can manufacture a run, it's the difference, and Billy's made a career of that.”Chicago White Sox
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