Live from Port Charlotte: Hellickson improving
Juan Cruz, who had been delayed by visa issues, pitches Sunday in Port Charlotte. Photo by James Borchuck
With full squad workouts starting on Monday, several of the position players who had reported early took what is their last free day off, with no signs this morning of Evan Longoria, B.J. Upton, Johnny Damon or Manny Ramirez. The pitchers and catchers will have a bit of a lighter day as well with no bullpen sessions scheduled.
RHP Jeremy Hellickson made a quick appearance in the clubhouse before heading back into the trainers room, where he has spent most of the last three days, and said his mildly strained right hamstring was feeling better, though he didn't know when he would be allowed back on the mound.
RHP Juan Cruz, who had been delayed by visa issues, reported to camp, and did non-roster INF Ray Olmedo. The only players not in as of Sunday morning were non-roster INF Daniel Mayora and INF/OF Joe Inglett, who was just signed on Friday.