Trea Turner was in and out of jury duty on Wednesday. There are only a handful of acceptable excuses for being late to or missing a spring training workout. Fortunately for Trea Turner, he had one of those excuses on Wednesday.
Qfter he took Nationals' job in November 2015, Washington manager Dusty Baker made a call to Tanner Roark and asked the pitcher his preferred role. Roark was 15-10 with a 2.85 ERA in 31 starts in 2014 and dropped to 4-7 with a 4.38 ERA in 2015, when he made 12 starts and 28 relief appearances.
Matt Wieters is a National. Dusty Baker made it pretty clear on Tuesday that the Nats were going to see who else would be interested in having Derek Norris on their team. Max Scherzer had been using a modified grip to play catch until Monday, when he threw with his normal, two-fingered grip for a little