Detroit Tigers center fielder Anthony Gose was sent down to the minors on Sunday, having lost the competition to be the Tigers starting center fielder after batting .237 in 16 games. It’s the latest chapter in what’s been a rough few years for Gose.
Will the Nationals be able to defend an NL East crown for the first time after coming up short in the 2013 and 2015 seasons? Which divisional rival is the biggest threat? In spite of their success over the last five seasons, which includes three division titles and the second-most wins in the majors over that stretch, the Washington Nationals have not been able to win consecutive NL East crowns.
Just the way spring training has gone for the Colorado Rockies. - Desmond had surgery on his broken left hand suffered when he was hit by a pitch. Should Colorado weather the early onslaught of injuries, the team could be a factor in the NL West.