AL BEast Notebook – March 2
There is plenty of news off the field. A week into Spring Training, here is what is happening on the field.
- Blue Jays’ second base battle is off to a thrilling start. Maicer Izturis is 0-12 while Emilio Bonifacio has committed three errors (Izturis has two).
- Jose Bautista homered in his first game this spring. Since then he’s 0-11.
- Joe Maddon says he’d like to see Sean Rodriguez play some in the outfield. Well, the utility player is still looking for his first hit (0-11) so he won’t be playing anywhere but AAA if that continues. Especially as Leslie Anderson is off to a hot start, 7-15 with a double, triple, home run, and 7 RBI in seven games.
- Rays’ Chris Archer, a candidate for a rotation spot, has pitched four scoreless innings. Steve Johnson has a leg up for a spot in the Orioles rotation. In two games he has given up 1 hit and no runs in three innings.
- Jon Lester has pitched five shutout innings so far, yielding just 1 hit and 1 walk. David ...