Jeremy Jeffress’ spring debut was delayed due to a sore shoulder, and after some confusion earlier in the day, it was confirmed that Jeffress would make his debut with the Cactus Crew today.
That outing didn’t last long, as he was pulled from the game after just three pitches.
Jeffress tried to talk his way into finishing the inning, but Craig Counsell & Co. weren’t going to take any chances in spring training and took him off the mound when something didn’t seem right.
Jeremy Jeffress left the game after just three pitches in his spring debut. He sat in the dugout and had a conversation on the bench with Craig Counsell. Jeffress just went back in the clubhouse with head athletic trainer Scott Barringer.— Sophia Minnaert (@SophiaMinnaert) March 6, 2019
There’s no update yet on if Jeffress aggravated the shoulder, or if the move was just precautionary.
We’ll keep our eyes out for updates.
Craig Counsell said after the game that Jeremy Jeffress was registering 83-84 on the radar gun, which is what precipitated his removal from the game. The plan now is to back Jeffress off for a few days and let him concentrate on strengthening the shoulder.— Todd Rosiak (@Todd_Rosiak) March 6, 2019
Counsell: "[Opening Day] is not going to be our goal. Player health is the goal."— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) March 7, 2019