UPDATES & NEWS
Chase Headley says his knee is feeling good and started rehabbing a week after surgery, so he got to offseason workouts earlier than usual.
Last season was a major disappointment for Headley and his owners as he hit just 13 home runsa to follow up a breakout 31-homer season the year before. With the knee being healthy and him ahead of schedule with regard to his rehab, the hope is that he posts numbers somewhere in between but closer to his 2012 totals. A .280-20-80 season would be a welcomed sight.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Nathan Eovaldi allowed four runs on seven hits with no walks and six strikeouts against the Mets on Sunday.
Eovaldi failed to build off his last outing and let the Mets get to him early, yielding four runs through the first three innings. Luckily the bats bailed him out and he was able to walk away with the no-decision after getting yanked in the fifth inning, having thrown 87 pitches (59 strikes). While Eovaldi showed some nice promise when he was with the Marlins, the move to the American League, the AL East and hitter-friendly Yankee Stadium has siphoned out what promise he actually had left. Being a fly ball pitcher in this environment does no bode well for strong ratios. He’ll face the Red Sox in Fenway for his next outing, one you probably want to keep him on the bench for. Analysis: Howard Bender