We recently posted the rosters and previews for all of the four full-season minor league teams. We did that knowing that there would be some players who would be starting the year on the injured list, or the developmental list. The rosters for Bradenton and Greensboro were set for the openers today. Here’s a look at the moves made to get them down to the active roster for Opening Day.
Bradenton placed Termarr Johnson, Shalin Polanco, Rodolfo Nolasco and Luis Peralta on the 7-day injured list. Johnson suffered a hamstring injury early in spring and he’s expected back around May 1st, barring any setbacks. Nolasco was on the Spring Training rehab list two weeks ago.
Polanco and Peralta were both healthy at that time, so their issues are something new. For Polanco, he hurt his shoulder while trying to make a diving catch, but the injury is minor and he shouldn’t be out long.
Here’s the Bradenton preview. Here’s the early travel roster released on Monday.
Greensboro placed pitcher Braxton Ashcraft on the injured list, as he continues to recover from Tommy John surgery in late 2021. His timetable should have him returning early in the year without any setbacks. Catcher Luis Hernandez was placed on the Development List.
Here’s the Greensboro preview. Here’s the early travel roster released on Monday.
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