Pedro Baez has been sidelined with a thumb injury for almost all of spring training. On Sunday, some news finally broke to give fans an update of his injury.
According to multiple sources, Pedro Baez will be starting the season on the disabled list.
Pedro Baez likely to open season on DL. Hand contusion set him back too much this spring to be ready by Opening Day #Dodgers
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) March 26, 2017
Dodgers are being conservative with Pedro Baez. Growing possibility he starts the year on the DL
— Eric Stephen (@truebluela) March 26, 2017
Pedro Baez is going to start the year on the DL, probably.
— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) March 26, 2017
It appears that Pedro Baez is actually near the point where he will be able to pitch to hitters. The reason it looks like he will be starting the season on the disabled list is because he has not gotten any innings under his belt during the spring, so it would not be smart for the team to just throw him in to a regular season baseball game.
MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick says that Pedro Baez will be facing hitters on Monday, March 27.
Pedro Baez (thumb) faces hitters tomorrow. Might not be ready for Opening Day.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) March 26, 2017
With just a week until the regular season, it is important for Baez to get a few innings in so that he is able to return to the team after a short disabled list stint.