Mike Trout leads Team USA against the Angels today. Are you conflicted about who to root for? Team USA versus Team Mexico is sold out. According to Joel Reuter that is the number 2 team versus the number 6 team respectively, both of whom are likely to advance out of Pool C.
News flash: Jo Adell “goes through little skids, as we’ve seen once in a while” and he will continue to get lots of at bats this spring.
The Angels had a walk off victory against the Colorado Rockies thanks to Jeremiah Jackson. They’ll have to make do without Jackson today. Indeed, he is on loan to Team USA for today’s game.
The Rangers traded infielder/outfielder Mark Mathias to the Pirates for a player to be named later. Jarlin Garcia can’t grip a baseball due to left arm tightness, so the Pirates have shut him down for several weeks. Rockies reliever Lucas Gilbreath will undergo Tommy John surgery. The Rockies just hired Brad Hand to pick up the slack. Frankie Montas was apparently damaged goods when he was traded to the Yankees last season. Caveat emptor.
Mitch Moreland is retired as an active player although he is in Red Sox camp to work with some younger players.
Photo credit: Rex Fregosi