The 2016 Arizona Fall League season started this afternoon, which means 1B Greg Bird returned to the field for the first time since having shoulder surgery in February. That’s grounds for a special edition of DotF, right? Right. In other AzFL news, RHP James Kaprielian will start for the Scottsdale Scorpions tomorrow. Hooray for that.
AzFL Scottsdale (9-6 win over Glendale)
- DH Greg Bird: 1-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB — pretty standard Greg Bird game in his first day back
- 3B Miguel Andujar: 1-2, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 BB — nice AzFL debut for him
- RHP Dillon Tate: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 2/1 GB/FB — 17 of 30 pitches were strikes (57%) … Josh Norris says Tate sat 94-96 and topped out 97, and got swings and misses on both his slider and changeup, so that’s promising
- RHP J.P. Feyereisen: 1 IP, zeroes, 2 K — 12 pitches, seven strikes
SS Gleyber Torres, SS Tyler Wade, RHP Josh Roeder, and Kaprielian are all at the AzFL as well, though they didn’t play today. Torres is going to see time at second and Wade is going to play some outfield.