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Spring Training Gameday Thread, #19: 3/12 vs. Rangers

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I hope you enjoyed your off-day.

Cleveland Indians v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images

What with the Adam Jones stuff going down, didn’t seem like much of an off-day at all. No sign of Jones in the line-up tonight, but I imagine he probably needs to get some swings in on the back fields before he makes his D-backs debut. I don’t know exactly what he has been doing while waiting for an employment offer to arrive through the ether. One imagines he has been keeping in shape generally. But unlike last year, when the MLBPA organized an actual training camp for unsigned free agents, there hasn’t been any word of something similar in 2019. Though last year’s version was so thoroughly secretive (closed to the media and the public), maybe this time it’s happening entirely under the radar somewhere.

Sure he’ll get here eventually. In the meantime, Zack Greinke makes his third Cactus League start, and seeks to extend his scoreless streak, currently sitting at four innings, with only one hit allowed. He has walked two and struck out four. Interesting to see that John Ryan Murphy is catching Greinke today. Caleb Joseph caught Zack’s last start on March 7, and (before a back-field outing) Carson Kelly was Greinke’s battery-mate in his spring debut on February 25. It seems that Zack is holding tryouts for the role of personal catcher this season, so I’d not be surprised if Alex Avila catches his next out, currently scheduled for St. Patrick’s Day.

Note that tonight’s game is on Fox Sports Arizona PLUS, due to the Coyotes being on the main channel. See here for a channel finder.