Team USA defeated Cuba 14-2 to reach the final of the World Baseball Classic. Ben Joyce reached 104 MPH on his last pitch on Friday.
Let’s see. There’s Yoan Moncada and Nolan Arenado. Jose Altuve got his thumb smashed on a hit by pitch and won’t even be available on opening day. There is no timeline for his return. He’ll be having surgery.
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Austin Nola got zapped by Michael Fulmer. There’s been a lot of that going around lately.
Juan Soto has a mild oblique strain. He just got back from the World Baseball Classic and was injured in a spring training game. Corbin Martin of the Diamondbacks will undergo surgery for a torn lat tendon.
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