The 2018 minors is still two days away, but it didn’t take long for an injury to force a recall before the season even started, with Pedro Severino getting a shorter trip from Florida to Georgia to join the big club as the backup catcher.
Yesterday, we learned of more releases – some already known because they were non-roster invites and/or the Nats were dodging the Rule XX-B bonus… and a few more minor-leaguers:
• RHP Jeremy Hellickson, OF Alejandro De Aza (both released then re-signed)
• RHPs Greg Ross, Taylor Hill
• IFs Balbino Fuenmayor, Angelo La Bruna, Reid Brignac, Tyler Beckwith
• OFs Juan Evangelista, Santo Falcon, Ryan Raburn
As mentioned previously, this first week might be a little spotty. Roster releases are expected today and tomorrow but yours truly will be headed to New Orleans (United flight tomorrow night, not the Illinois Central Monday morning rail) for a conference but I’ll do my best to have something for folks to comment on the next three days.