Picked Off: Spring Training Boxscores 2/27/2009

SS Jhonny Peralta, Cleveland Indians:  Last season, Jhonny hit 4th for half the season thanks to injuries to C Victor Martinez and DH Travis Hafner.  While the question remain where he will if assuming the good health of both, one has to be encouraged to see him hitting third.

SP Erik Bedard, Seattle Mariners:  Bedard threw two shutout innings.  He didn't strikeout anyone, but that is secondary to being healthy at the start of the Spring following the worry that accompanied his season-ending shoulder surgery last July.  Of course, if the Ks never come...

OF Andruw Jones, Texas Rangers:  Jones went 1-4 in his attempted comeback.  Unfortunately, he struck out three times.  An additional positve (the hit was the first) - he batted clean-up.

3B Dayan Viciedo, Chicago White Sox:  The "19-year-old" Cuban hit his first Cactus League HR off Jon Garland.  While a major league job seems unlikely for Viciedo, he is behind Josh Fields and Wilson betemit, two players who have only managed to disappoint their expectations.

OF Brett Gardner, New York Yankees:  He went 2-2 with a walk and two stolen bases.  As a Yankees fan, the combination of a great lead-off line plus fantasy value makes me excited for the start of the regular season.

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