Wednesday morning camp tidbits: Pineiro peeved
OK, this is a little more like it, schedule-wise and in terms of connectivity. Starting to get into the routine.
* As already reported here, Joel Pineiro was extremely displeased at Jose Oquendo’s decision not to include him in Team Puerto Rico’s three-man rotation for the World Baseball Classic. Pineiro emphasized that he had no beef with the pitchers selected in his place, Jonathan Sanchez and Ian Snell, but Oquendo is clearly not his favorite person right now. Oquendo and TLR both downplayed it, and said they’re confident that as the spring and season move on, there won’t be a problem.
* Live batting practice starts today, and one of the more intriguing sessions will be that of youngster Francisco Samuel. He’ll face Brian Barden, Tyler Greene, Brendan Ryan and Joe Thurston. Samuel has a smooth, easy velocity, but some command issues.
* Some of the big league starters begin throwing live BP tomorrow.
* Not a lot else to report at this moment, but we’ll see how the day progresses.