Late Spring-training Trade

I’m not sure if the cricket world is filled with “trades.” In the Major League Baseball world, teams regularly trade one player for another. As reported, Curtis Granderson has an oblique-muscle injury. He thinks he is 50-50 for opening day, which is Friday. To me, this says he may wind up on the disabled list.

(Cricket fans: the DL is a special roster of players ineligible to play for a period of time such as 15-day, 30-day, 60-day depending on the severity of the injury and other factors. Such players are protected by their respective clubs and rejoin as soon as they are healed. It’s slightly more complicated than this, but you get the basics. Also, trades can involve more than two players and more than two teams. As the season “happens,” we’ll see examples of these scenarios.)

The Yankees and Milwaukee Brewers have traded one player for another, with the Brewers acquiring right-handed pitcher Sergio Mitre for their former outfielder, Chris Dickerson. With Granderson’s injury, the Yankees almost certainly needed another outfielder. The Brewers new top pitcher, Zack Greinke, is currently on their DL. Theoretically, each team benefits. How happy the players are is another story.

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