As the MLB regular season continues, here are three things we’ll be watching around the baseball world over the course of the weekend:
1. Jackie Robinson Day:
Tomorrow is Jackie Robinson Day, an event around the baseball world to celebrate the day the Hall of Famer and cultural icon first stepped onto the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947 and, as a result, integrated the Major. League. This year, this day is also the 50th anniversary of the establishment Jackie Robinson Foundationcreativity of. Traditionally, all the players, coaches and managers on the baseball team would wear the number 42 in honor of Robinson. Additionally, a panel discussion will be live on MLB.com at 9:30 a.m. CT tomorrow featuring six-time All-Star commissioner Rob Manfred CC SabathiaRobinson’s niece, Sonya Pankey, and Devin Johnson, who served as President of Lebron James’ SpringHill Company. Details of events planned to celebrate Robinson and his legacy can be found This.
2. The ray trail continues without spring:
The Rays won yesterday’s game against the Red Sox to draw the 1987 Brewers and 1982 Braves for a record modern opening win streak, with all three clubs opening their respective seasons on a scoreline. 13-0. The Rays will attempt a record 14th win over the Blue Jays tonight at 6:07pm CT. However, in the meantime, Rays is left-handed Jeffrey SpringsWho left the game yesterday with ulnar neuritis, will be further evaluated. It’s an injury with a lot of possible recovery time, with many smaller problems requiring only a short stay in the IL, while those requiring surgery can have a recovery time of three months. above.
3. Arcia injury opens up opportunities for Grissom:
With a stop Orlando Arcia out due to a micro fracture in the wrist, the Braves lost their daily stop, who opened the season with a tear, dropping 0.333/.400/.511 in 13 games before picking up the injury. In his place, the club seems ready to call the young player Vaughn Grissomwho is selected to Triple-A along with potential customers Braden Shewmake after the pair lost to Arcia in a short performance. Grissom was called up mid-season last year and largely impressed with 121 wRC+ in 41 games as Atlanta’s second-major player while Ozzie Albies was injured. The biggest concern regarding Grissom seems to be his defense, which has drawn considerable criticism, prompting the Braves to internal coach duties Ron Washington with defensive work briefly with Grissom in the off-season.