"I was talking to PJ Pilittere the other day, and talking about some of the conversations that he’s having that are pretty advanced from a hitting standpoint. This is a guy that loves hitting, that understands it a little bit," Boone explained. "So I know Marcus is very excited to work with him and has really liked what he’s seen, just in batting practice. This is a guy that came with a really strong offensive reputation and our early eyes on him confirm that.”
On the diamond, he forgets about the questions surrounding his contract. He forgets about the coronavirus pandemic and the protocols players must follow. He forgets about the result of his last at-bat and expectations that have been placed on him at such a young age.Baltimore Orioles face coverings
But those are all side issues to one of the biggest stories across the entire sport: Is 76-year-old Tony La Russa the right manager to guide this playoff contender to the World Series?Milwaukee Brewers face coverings
Inside the ballpark, there will be approximately 2,000 fans at each game, reduced to around 20% of the 9,777-maximum capacity for the facility. For the first time since March 12, 2020, Tigers fans will watch the team play from the stands.
The 33-year-old Jeffress was taken by Milwaukee in the first round of the 2006 amateur draft and has pitched for five teams over 11 years in the majors. He was an NL All-Star in 2018 for the Brewers when he appeared in 73 games producing a 1.29 ERA to go along with 15 saves.New York Yankees face coverings
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The Mets will take the field for their first game action of the spring on Monday, when they take on the Miami Marlins at 1 p.m..