Open Thread: 2/18 Camp NotesBy
Pretty slow day down in Tampa, which isn’t surprising since pitchers and catchers are scheduled to officially report tomorrow. Most of them are probably trying to enjoy the final day of the offseason. Here’s the latest from camp…
- Hiroki Kuroda arrived yesterday and played catch with Larry Rothschild, and today he got up on the mound and threw a 25-pitch bullpen session. Here’s a photo. “I’m aware there’s a lot of great hitters in the American League East,” he said afterward. “But it’s something I have to be on the mound and feel myself. I’m sure I’ll have that experience.” (David Waldstein & Chad Jennings)
- Yesterday we learned that Hideki Okajima failed his physical and won’t be in the camp with the Yankees, and apparently it was the MRI on his left shoulder that gave the team pause. I hear left shoulders are important for lefty relievers. (Waldstein)
Here’s your open thread for the night. The Nets already played, so the only local team in action tonight is the Islanders. It’s Saturday though, so I recommended getting out of the house if you can. Talk about anything you want here if you happen to be around.
(h/t to John for the video)