Feb 26, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Corey Hart (1) during photo day at Maryvale Baseball Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE
Yesterday, I was following the baseball news on Twitter and saw that Brewers outfielder Corey Hart had an issue with his knee. As it turns out, he may miss Opening Day......again. This from Brewers beat writer Tom Haudricourt from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
#Brewers RF Corey Hart will have arthroscopic surgery on right knee. Out 3-4 weeks. Could open season on DL.
Hart missed the start of the 2011 season as well, and still put up solid power numbers, so it remains to be seen if he can come back quickly from the knee injury or not. Draft cautiously.
Hart's teammate Rickie Weeks missed Sunday's game due to tightness in his right shoulder. Other than Ryan Braun's suspension being overturned, the Brewers have had nothing but bad news so far this spring. Starter Shaun Marcum experienced some shoulder issues a few days ago.
Braves pitching prospect Julio Teheran made his spring debut yesterday, and it was one to forget. He gave up 6 home runs in 2 innings. Yes, SIX home runs and he got SIX out though. It is only spring training, so I wouldn't downgrade him at all, or look to deal him if you own him. There was talk on Twitter than he was working on his fastball command, and some of the homers were wind aided.
More spring training roundup after the jump:
That being said, Trevor Bauer, the third overall pick last June, was in midseason form right out of the chute. Bauer threw two quick innings, sitting 92-95 with a plus curveball that he located much better than he did either time I saw him last spring, when he'd get college hitters to swing and miss at sharp breaking balls in the dirt. If Bauer's two innings are a harbinger of what he'll do across 180 innings this year, then he'd be the Diamondbacks' best starter this year; every outing they give Josh Collmenter or Joe Saundersover Bauer shaves a tiny but nonzero amount off their odds of winning the NL West.
Those of you in keeper leagues, or NL-Only leagues take note. Bauer could push the DBacks to send Josh Collmenter down to AAA if he keeps this up.
Both have faced questions about whether they'll stay at the hot corner, but I don't share those doubts on either player. I wouldn't put either guy in the majors right now, but could see Arenado as the starting third baseman for Colorado next April, with Davidson not far behind.
Davidson doesn't get much love but he will be hitting in a hitters park once he makes it to the show.
Our own Craig Goldstein was tweeting it up yesterday and offered up this gem:
Craig Goldstein M's radio guys say it will be Gregerson-Cashner-Street in 7th-8th-9th for Pads. Wouldn't be surprised to see 7th-8th flipped to start season
Maybe it's me but it seems like Wil Myers put on some muscle since AZ Fall Ballpic.twitter.com/2UCMyfgW
I think Myers is on a mission to prove his 2011 season was an aberration.
The Pirates locked up star outfielder Andrew McCutchen for the next 6 years, buying out two free agent years, in a 6 year $51.5 million deal. This was the right move by the Pirates and shows they are committed to keeping their star players in Pittsburgh.