Via Josh Norris, senior vice president of baseball operations Mark Newman confirmed that David Adams will ready in time for Spring Training, but Jeremy Bleich is going to have to wait until midseason. Adams, of course, had that broken ankle, while Bleich had surgery to repair some sort of tear in his pitching shoulder.
AzFL Phoenix Desert Dogs (5-3 loss to Surprise in ten innings)
Brandon Laird, DH: 1 for 3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 BB – OPS’ing over a 1.000, but he’s like, one of a dozen doing that out here
Jose Pirela, 2B: 1 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 BB – hey look at that, he got a hit
Ryan Pope: 2 IP, zeroes, 2-4 GB/FB – 13 of 21 pitches were strikes (61.9%)
George Kontos: 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 3-2 GB/FB – a dozen of his 18 pitches were strikes