Spring is in the air and positivity reigns supreme at Cool Today park, with exception of one story at Atlanta Braves Spring Training. Let’s check out what’s going on in Northport, Florida.
Cole Hamels Injury
Obviously this isn’t ideal, but if not a serious injury, this could be a good thing for the Braves as they’ll get to test a few arms out in the first few weeks of the season to see who can stick for the season.
Austin Riley‘s Swing Adjustments
David Lee quickly breaks down swing adjustment of Austin Riley.
Johan Camargo looks like a BEAST!
He really is in in the BSOHL.
Jacob Webb Healthy
According to Bowman below and this piece from the AJC, Jacob Webb’s shoulder problems are behind him for now.
Bryce Ball is LARGE!
Bryce Ball impresses in BP and gets coined the nickname “Drago”. From DOB in his latest over at the Athletic:
“He’s 6-foot-6 and listed at 235 pounds, although he appears to have added at least 10 more pounds of muscle since that weight was recorded. His massive physique and blonde crewcut already have gained him a nickname after the fictional Russian boxer Ivan Drago in “Rocky IV.”DOB
Felix Hernandez Healthy…and Still Stubborn
Felix Hernandez declares he’s healthy for first time in 2 years.
While saying he’s healthy, is an encouraging sign, what’s not as encouraging is the statement that he’s not changing anything about his pitch selection despite not having a successful fastball in 1/2 a decade.
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