Caleb Gindl was home from having an MRI on his injured right knee when his Spring Training roommate called. It was 3:30 p.m. local time, and considering Logan Schafer was supposed to be playing in the Brewers-Giants game, Gindl knew it was bad news.
Schafer fractured his right thumb sliding into second base in that game, and for the second straight year his Spring Training has ended early. Last year, he suffered a groin injury the day before he was to report to his first big league camp and never made it.
Hand specialist Dr. Don Sheridan was to examine Schafer later Tuesday morning to determine how much time the player would miss.
I was having so much fun out here playing with these guys,” Schafer said. “But I’m not feeling sorry for myself. This is obviously something I’ve been through before.”
The news was better for Gindl, who was hurt crashing into a chain-link fence at Maryvale Baseball Park on Sunday. He’ll miss 3-5 days but his right knee appears OK. I’ll chase down some details about his diagnosis and pass it along later today.