Just some followups:
Musgrove reported shoulder issue this morning, before scheduled side session, director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said. Shut down for 5-7 days. DL stint will exceed 10 days.— Bill Brink (@BrinkPG) April 2, 2018
This makes a bit more sense, considering that Musgrove reported he was feeling fine after throwing 90 pitches in his last outing at minor league camp. Which leads to:
Steven Brault will start Thursday, manager Clint Hurdle said.— Bill Brink (@BrinkPG) April 2, 2018
As for today’s injury, x-rays on Jordy Mercer’s finger were negative. Mercer is day-to-day and hopes not to miss any games.
As for the opening day crowd:
Today's crowd of 30,186 is #Pirates smallest ever for home homer at PNC Park, and their smallest on home opener overall since 1982, when they drew 28,985 to Three Rivers Stadium— Rob Biertempfel (@RobBiertempfel) April 2, 2018
Of course, the weather probably played a role in this.
And finally, the Dodgers have signed Daniel Hudson to a minor league deal.