Marlins center fielder Starling Marte went on the injured list with a fractured left rib a week ago, and he’s continuing to deal with “discomfort,” Craig Mish of SportsGrid tweets. The Marlins still don’t have a timetable for when Marte will restart baseball activities, according to Mish. Miami has given center field starts to Lewis Brinson, Magneuris Sierra and Adam Duvall in the absence of Marte, who got off to a great start this year with a .310/.414/.483 line and two home runs in 70 plate appearances before he went to the IL. Brinson, Sierra and Duvall haven’t been nearly as successful, as all three have logged production ranging from below average to terrible.
Here’s more from the East Coast…
- Braves right-hander Mike Soroka’s injured pitching shoulder is “structurally sound,” per David O’Brien of The Athletic. However, Soroka still has not returned to throwing almost three weeks since the Braves shut him down with inflammation on April 7, so it remains unclear when he could make his season debut. The last year-plus has been unfortunate on the health front for Soroka, who missed most of 2020 with a torn right Achilles before his current issue cropped up. As a result of his injuries, Soroka hasn’t really gotten a chance to follow up on an All-Star 2019 in which he recorded a 2.68 ERA in 174 2/3 innings.
- The Yankees suffered their 13th loss in 22 games Monday, falling 4-2 in Baltimore, but manager Aaron Boone did issue some positive injury updates beforehand (Twitter links via Marly Rivera of ESPN). First baseman and 2020 major league home run king Luke Voit is ramping up his activities as he works back from knee surgery. Left-handed reliever Zack Britton, who’s recovering from the arthroscopic elbow surgery he underwent in March, is slated to begin throwing from the mound at the end of the week. Based on the three- to four-month timeline the Yankees provided when Britton went under the knife, he won’t rejoin their bullpen until June or July. Meanwhile, righty Clarke Schmidt – who’s also on the mend from elbow trouble – has begun a throwing program, which is “going well,” per Boone.
- Orioles shortstop Freddy Galvis exited their win over New York with left adductor soreness, the O’s announced. Manager Brandon Hyde told reporters (including Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com) that Galvis is day-to-day with groin tightness. Galvis, whom the Orioles signed to a one-year, $1.5MM guarantee in free agency, has been quite durable during his career – including this season. He has started all 22 of Baltimore’s games thus far and batted a solid .264/.321/.458 with a pair of home runs in 79 trips to the plate. When Galvis went down Monday, the Orioles moved Ramon Urias from second to short and brought in Rio Ruiz to handle the keystone.
left adductor tightness in the groin area.
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As soon as Urias starts hitting more consistently, Orioles gotta ship Galvis for whatever to a would-be contender.
And just so we’re clear, Roch is a team-employed blogger with a terrible wit, masquerading and laughing it up as the sports franchise equivalent of the biggest fan of your favorite Christian Rock band, all under the shelter of the laughably antiquated Angelos empire.
Let’s gooooo hon’
why not just play him at 2B?
Urias’ glove at SS is the problem. Even if he hits—you’re looking at Jon Villar level defense at SS. If Galvis is eventually moved—it’ll be to bring up Richie and give him a crack at SS.
If he keeps hitting—that’ll certainly happen. Galvis is a useful cheap bench piece.
Are you basing this on the 1 error he has this season, or do you think he just can’t get the outs that Galvis can? I’m ready for Richie, whenever. But I haven’t seen enough of Urias to identify any true “problem” yet. You may know more than me regarding his history in the minors. Galvis is certainly useful, no argument, just don’t want him around, personally.
Roch is employed by MASN. He’s fine.
That boy is underqualified and overpaid. And I do believe that’s one of MASN’s “things”.
Roch’s a jerk. Much rather get my news from Dan Connolly.
100 percent. Dan has always been the man. Informative, funny, efficient, and humble. Trying to gather a single shred of even somewhat significance can be a maddening read. That’s a weird little bubble they have over there…
JJ Bleday. That is all.
I’m on bored with getting Bleday up but he hasn’t played a professional game above High A and hasn’t played since 2019. I think teams are going to be really frugal on promoting this year unless they really have to due to injuries/depth issues.
“I’m on bored” should be the slogan for this season. It’s perfect. Unintentional and perfect.
Soroka has enough shoulder issues that he gets pushed back a start or misses a couple starts here and there. It happens often enough i have heard him called mike sore shoulder.
Normally he bounces back quickly so i am less worried than i would be for other pitchers. In the game where he hurt himself last year it seemed like there was something wrong as he could not locate his pitches. Hopefully he returns soon.
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I never knew Adam Duvall could “play” CF.
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Right? I can’t imagine the UZR Duvall and Dickerson have out there.
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Was hoping the Cleveland series would jump start us.
Alas: offense still scuffling.
Voit will certainly help matters.
Really looking forward to the return of NYC’s premier first baseman. & Britton is going to make our pen (which is superb) even better. Good news on Schmidt too, as he’ll get some starts this year.
Anything would be better than Nelson.
Nelson is gone, now, thankfully.
Voit will be worth a couple of wins, but more of the same on the horizon. This may be the year NY finally finishes below .500 for the first time in 20 some odd years.
Sanchez has been regressing for four years, while Gleyber has been laughably awful with 3 HRs over his last 80 games, while looking like the 2B he is in the field. Stanton’s clumsy power is only going to become more awkward and Judge’s frame leaves too many holes and is a big money risk, making an extension 50/50 despite being a fan favorite.
Kluber and Taillon are 4 innings of mediocrity, while the average MLB bullpen is filthier by the year, dwarfing NYs advantage.
If baseball games were simulated or determined by full counts, this robotic group would have a chance. Otherwise, time to shake things up or go home early.
A depressing take, for sure.
The Yankees aren’t WS contenders because of the SP, but the offense will come around.
BTW, Kopech probably would be the #2 on the Yanks. I think the WSox have a good rotation.