After getting just four hits in his first 23 at bats, Barmes is four for his last 10. Barmes had no extra base hits in his first 23 at bats, he has a double and a solo homer in the last 10.
"It's just continuing to work on timing and get my legs underneath me, especially early on in the spring," Barmes said, per U-T San Diego. "Once I felt like, a couple weeks in, I started to get my legs underneath me, then it's just been a process of getting the timing down, defensively as much as offensively."Analysis:
Bogaerts struggled through a slump last season, when he hit .240. He's hitting .243 this spring, and manager John Farrell said he looks "jumpy" at bat, per the Providence Journal.
"It’s just some stuff I’d been doing a lot last year, and it’s carrying over this year," Bogaerts said. "I’m diving to the ball. I have to stay more square to the ball."Analysis:
Roberston had taken just four at-bats with the major-league team this spring and none since March 11 before drawing the start Tuesday and homering in the second and sixth innings. He joined the Rays this offseason in the deal that shipped Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar to Oakland.Analysis:
“He’s fine,” McClendon said. “He’s passed all the tests. In my mind, he’s a go.”Analysis:
"There's nothing to worry about," he said.
Andrus is having a pretty good performance at the plate this spring, batting .389 (14 for 36) with one home run, two triples, two doubles, six RBI and four runs in 13 spring games.Analysis:
"I think they found exactly what they thought it was," Hardy said, per MASNsports.com. "I didn't know it was going to take 10 days or whatever they're saying to get all the swelling out and get the strength back, so that's a little disappointing, but I guess it could have been a lot worse.
"I feel better today than I did yesterday. At this rate, who knows how long it's going to be? I'm getting better quick, so I have no idea."
Hardy cannot participate in baseball activities for at least 10 days.
"I don't know how they can make these timetables," he said. "I feel better. That's kind of what I'm going off of, so if I'm feeling better, then who knows how long it will be?
"I'm getting range of motion back. I think there's still swelling in there and I think that's what we need to get rid of, and then once the swelling is gone, we can start strengthen it and go from there.
"I don't think it will be full inactivity. I think I'll be able to move around and do stuff, and then it'll just be a matter of swinging the bat full speed."
With expected starting shortstop J.J. Hardy missing the start of the season with a strained muscle in his shoulder, Duquette was asked if the team was in the market to acquire a shortstop.
"We signed one just before camp opened," Duquette said, per MASN Sports. Cabrera signed with the team as a free agent in late February.
Cabrera has hit .238 this spring.Analysis:
General manager Brian Cashman didn't seem as confident on Monday. Asked by MLB.com's Bryan Hoch if Gregorius had shown enough in camp to play against left-handers, Cashman said, "It’s something we could consider but (Brendan) Ryan’s also here for a reason."
Gregorius is hitting .300 this spring. Brendan Ryan is hitting .200. Over his career, Ryan hits 15 points higher against southpaws than against right-handers.Analysis:
Anna hit .200 in 20 spring at bats with the Cards.Analysis:
"I don't know if I've ever seen a guy hit the ball hard than him, consistently," Farrell said.
Ramirez has hit cleanup in 136 games in his career. He has a .309/.364/.530/.894 slash line batting cleanup. He also has 25 home runs and 105 RBI.Analysis: