Max Scherzer, MLB veterans trying to get ready on their own

It wouldn’t fairly be a Grapefruit League opener…though the advert hoc recreation being deliberate on the Cressey Sports activities Efficiency facility in Palm Seashore Gardens, Fla. might have so many main leaguers in attendance you might in all probability cost admission.

“[Max] Scherzer stated we’re going to have a March 1 recreation there,” Cardinals shortstop Paul DeJong informed Put up Sports activities+ this previous week, referring, in fact, to the Mets new co-ace. “A little bit yard baseball to get the blood flowing.”

Perhaps this Main League Baseball labor dispute, between two sides attempting to hammer out a brand new collective bargaining settlement amidst Rob Manfred’s lockout, might be resolved by the tip of this month, rendering such a contest pointless. Among the many different gamers figuring out on the academy owned by Cressey, the Yankees’ director of participant well being and efficiency, are pitchers Justin Verlander of the Astros and Michael Wacha of the Crimson Sox.

But DeJong, like all of his fellow gamers, finds himself within the odd place the place he should put together for all situations whereas not being allowed to set foot on workforce property or talk with membership officers (Although Cressey’s facility can be utilized, he isn’t working with the gamers).


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