Carrasco was set to slot in as the Mets’ No. 2 starter behind deGrom before a torn hamstring cost him the first 4-6 weeks of the regular season. But Carrasco isn’t worried about the long-term effects of the injury. The 34-year-old rebounded from a tough 2019 season with a strong showing last year. He will be critical to the Mets’ rotation, making his status one to watch heading into the regular season.
EXTRA BASES: Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Clayton Kershaw will start a B game Sunday at Camelback Ranch. Kershaw, who is slated to log five innings, has had a frustrating spring, giving up six runs over seven innings in his last two Cactus League starts. He was named the club’s opening-day starter this past week. … Roberts said Camelback Ranch will serve as the Dodgers’ alternate training site this season. The organization preferred Rancho Cucamonga but couldn’t come to an agreement with the city. USC was the team’s alternate training site in 2020. ... Taylor, who lost a childhood friend to cancer, will host a virtual event Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. to raise money for two charities devoted to the fight against pediatric cancer. The event will feature performances from country singers and a silent auction. Tickets can be purchased at homerunforhope.com.
Every U.S. President from Herbert Hoover to Richard Nixon stayed there. The Rolling Stones hung out at the pool.
Guzman’s revamped swing has so far resulted in a .353/.450/.824 line this spring, making him the sudden favorite to start at first base over Nate Lowe (.478 OPS). Of course, those are spring stats and a small sample, but Guzman also won the Dominican Winter League MVP and has legit upside. It’s hard not to compare the possibility of him breaking out later in his career in Texas, just like Nelson Cruz.Kansas City Royals MLB Design Face Coverings
The slugging Dalbec slammed six homers in his first 10 games last year and has continued exhibiting good pop this spring. He still strikes out a ton -- Cora has said on multiple occasions that he can't K in 40 percent of his at-bats again -- but the Red Sox will take the bad with the good, especially considering that he'll be hitting low in the order.Atlanta Braves MLB Design Face Coverings
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Don’t sleep on Garcia, though. The catcher position is extra important to Melvin, so he’ll pay particularly close attention to those two. San Diego Padres MLB Design Face Coverings
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