Marlins righty Elieser Hernandez left as we speak’s begin within the third inning attributable to what the crew described as “irritation in his proper biceps tendon.” Hernandez skilled an enormous velocity drop after his earlier two innings of labor, and supervisor Don Mattingly advised reporters (together with MLB.com’s Christina De Nicola) that he initially thought it may very well be a recurrence of the blister drawback that has bothered Hernandez up to now. Mattingly didn’t have any updates about Hernandez’s standing after the sport, apart from to say “clearly, it’s one thing that we’ll must watch out with.”
After posting a 3.16 ERA over the small pattern measurement of 25 2/3 innings in 2020, Hernandez was being eyed by the Marlins as a candidate for a way more prolonged breakout this 12 months. Nevertheless, with Hernandez now presumably sidelined and Sixto Sanchez and prospect Edward Cabrera already nursing accidents, Miami already finds itself quick on pitching depth. The Marlins have a little bit of flexibility attributable to off-days each tomorrow and on April 9, however with Hernandez presumably going through an IL stint, De Nicola suggests the membership might once more look to accumulate some veteran beginning depth to exchange the recently-retired Gio Gonzalez.
Extra damage updates from round baseball…
- X-rays had been unfavourable on Michael Brantley’s proper wrist after the Astros slugger was hit by a pitch from Oakland’s Cole Irvin as we speak. Brantley remained within the sport to play left subject within the backside half of the inning, however was changed by pinch-hitter Chas McCormick the subsequent inning when it was Brantley’s subsequent flip on the plate. Supervisor Dusty Baker advised MLB.com’s Alyson Footer and different reporters that the crew initially feared a a lot worse damage: “I went out to speak to Michael, he couldn’t really feel his fingers….He’ll most likely be sore for a pair days. He couldn’t flip the bat head over so he’s day after day till then.” McCormick was enjoying in simply his second profession massive league sport as we speak, although on a Houston membership that was already missing in outfield depth, McCormick seems to be the highest fill-in possibility if Brantley has to overlook a major period of time.
- Proper-hander Silvino Bracho suffered a left indirect pressure in his last spring outing, Giants supervisor Gabe Kapler advised Kerry Crowley of the Bay Area News Group and different reporters. Bracho is again enjoying catch however he’ll stored off a mound for the subsequent 7-10 days. The indirect drawback represents one more well being setback for Bracho, who missed all of 2019 recovering from Tommy John surgical procedure after which pitched solely a single inning in 2020 attributable to each a setback in his TJ restoration after which a constructive COVID-19 prognosis. With 89 2/3 complete MLB innings on his resume, Bracho had spent his complete professional profession within the Diamondbacks group earlier than signing a minor league take care of the Giants in the course of the offseason.
- Nick Senzel left the Reds’ first sport of the season attributable to a shoulder damage, however the outfielder returned to motion as we speak as a midgame defensive substitution. He additionally obtained one plate look within the Reds’ 9-6 victory over the Cardinals. There was definitely cause to concern the worst given Senzel’s prolonged damage historical past, although supervisor David Bell advised reporters (together with the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Charlie Goldsmith) that Senzel’s subject was “nothing severe” and that Senzel may very well be “again within the lineup in a matter of a day or two.”