And Let the Injury News Begin...
The annual rites of spring injuries has begun with Yu Darvish and Cliff Lee's barking elbows the first major casualties. Then news echoed throughout twitter this morning hat Blue Jays up 'n comer Marcus Stroman would most likely miss the entire season after tearing his ACL doing fielding drills. Once again, bunting proves costly. And now Jacob Turner is making the Cubs 5th starter decision a bit easier:
@ESPNChiCubs: Cubs news: Jacob Turner had an MRI. Flexor strain and bone bruise on his pitching elbow. Will be shut down for now
We'll see if the Blue Jays go shopping for a starter, as the Cubs have a surplus, but replacing the likes of Stroman isn't going to happen with a Travis Wood , Edwin Jackson or Felix Doubront. I imagine they'll set their eyes towards Philly first (as will Texas) before they come hat in hand to the Cubs. More likely they'll fill it with internal options as Daniel Norris and Marco Estrada were on the outside looking in at a rotation spot and they weren't even certain top prospect Aaron Sanchez wouldn't begin the season out of the bullpen.
As for today, the game should be on TV somewhere and it's a lineup full of prospects, so enjoy if you have the means.