CLEARWATER, Fla. - Manager Buck Showalter dropped a few injury nuggets on reporters as batting practice ended. I’ll send quotes later.
Derrek Lee is seeing a hand specialist today in Sarasota because of soreness in his right wrist area. Lee was restricted to hitting off a tee and soft toss this morning.
Brian Roberts couldn’t work out today because of back spasms. They apparently flared up a few days ago while he stretched, then went away.
Roberts is penciled into tomorrow afternoon’s lineup. Depends how he feels.
He looked fine diving into first base last night, but he might want to avoid doing it in March.
Koji Uehara is scheduled to throw for the first time on Thursday.