March 26, 2007
Outfielder Nook Logan and pitcher Jason Simontacchi have both pulled groin muscles in the past few days, and will therefore probably miss the first couple weeks of the regular season, which is now only a few days away!!! Ryan Church will probably take Logan's place in center field, and Simontacchi will probably be replaced by Jerome Williams in the starting rotation. Kory Casto is in line to become backup outfielder for the time being. See MLB.com As for the infield, Josh Wilson has earned himself a spot on the 25-man roster, having batted .366 during spring training. Keep it up, Josh!
Also, there is a progress report on the stadium construction project in D.C., with an impressive photo, at MLB.com. It shows that the roof covers almost all of the fourth deck, which is almost contiguous with the third deck, like in Citizens Bank Park and other newer stadiums. A big roof is certainly good, but I wish it were a little bigger, as the sun can get awfully hot in Washington during the summer. "[B]y July or at some point in the summer, most of the building's structural work should be completed."