The injury bug appears to be making the rounds around the Grapefruit League this week. Two big names, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Luis Severino, both have shown up on the Injured List; the former with an oblique stain and the latter with shoulder inflammation. How does Vlad Jr.’s injury work in favor of the Blue Jays front office and what does this mean for the Yankees on Opening Day and leading off into April?
Plus, staying in the AL East, Boston Red Sox reliever Steven Wright has been handed a second suspension in as many season from Major League Baseball, this one stemming from a positive PED test for growth hormone. How big of an impact will this have on an already depleted bullpen?
Also, New York Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen has made an unusual hire bringing in ESPN analyst and Sunday Night Baseball commentator Jessica Mendoza into the ball club as a personnel adviser. The precedent of this hire could extend far beyond the Mets and Graham has some big concerns on it.
Finally, the fourth divisional breakdowns are here and the NL Central sit squarely in the cross hairs. Who will finish on top and will it be as tight of a race as it was last year?
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