- Greg Bird had his ankle surgery today and everything went “as planned,” the Yankees announced. Apparently the doctor removed a “coin-sized” calcium deposit from his ankle. What coin though? Quarter? Dime? Inquiring minds want to know. [Buster Olney]
- As expected, Jordan Montgomery stayed behind in Tampa and pitched in a minor league game today. Otherwise his regular season debut would’ve come on eleven days rest. I assume he’s either on his way to Toronto now, or is there already. [Nick Flammia]
- The Yankees will hold a workout at Rogers Centre tomorrow afternoon. They open the season against the Blue Jays at 3:37pm ET on Thursday. It’ll be Luis Severino vs. J.A. Happ.
This is the nightly open thread. MLB Network is showing the Cardinals and Blue Jays live from Montreal, plus the Devils and Islanders are in action. Anything goes here except religion or politics. Thanks.