Phillies announce A.J. Burnett left Friday's game with "groin soreness" and was removed for precautionary reasons.
Well that's a lot better than freaking out about a potential shoulder problem and reduced velocity. While the removal is supposedly precautionary, we'll have to see how he's feeling Saturday morning before assuming that the injury is minor and that he'll make his next start.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Miguel Castro will open the season in the majors.
Castro flew under the radar in the minors last season, but is making the rare jump from A-Ball to the majors. This is thanks to his (likely) temporary move to the bullpen for the Spring, which enabled his stuff to tick up a bit in shorter outings. He's likely next in line to receive saves should Brett Cecil fail, and the 20-year old is worth keeping an eye on. Analysis: Ben Diamond