All five players who were sent home sick on Monday - Byron Buxton, Trevor May, Oswaldo Arcia, Jordan Schafer and Kurt Suzuki - were back in the clubhouse on Tuesday and prepared to rejoin workouts. Whatever has been going around the clubhouse reflects what has hit the area. Flu medication is flying off the shelves here as the baseball players aren't the only ones falling ill.
Today was media day, so players, in assembly line fashion, moved from station to station to take pictures for various media outlets. That pushed the start of today's workout back to a 10 a.m. eastern time.
Alex Meyer threw live batting practice yesterday, but the decision has been made to not use him Wednesday in the exhibition game against the Gophers. Meyer missed several days last week to be with his family after his grandfather passed away, but said this morning that he doesn't feel like he's far behind the rest of the pitchers in camp.
Danny Santana and Chris Herrmann were among the players taking extra batting practice when I walked past the cages this morning. Paul Molitor gushed about Santana yesterday when he was brought up, even mentioning how Robin Yount won MVP awards at both center field and shortstop - the two positions Santana can play.
``It’s a rare gift set when a guy can excel at those two positions,'' Molitor said. ``For him to be able to step up last year and do what he did, there was a learning curve up there but obviously when you have a chance to settle in at a position defensively, it helps your overall game. It’s not a lot of athletes that you can expect to be able to fill those two holes. ''
Will check back this afternoon was an update.