• Heads up, I am off for a long vacation in the Rockies with limited to no internet access, so no MASH Reports next week.
Today is “Activate Your Injured Pitcher from the DL” Day.
• The big name coming off the DL will be Jose Fernandez. Players coming back from Tommy John surgeries usually struggles with command when they return. At the Hardball Times, I reported the following:
The first season back from Tommy John is by far the worst for the pitcher, with all major stats headed in the wrong direction. By the second year, most stats have stabilized, except strikeouts. It’s not surprising to see strikeouts decline, since velocity is also declining.
Besides a drop in production, Fernandez will likely have his innings limited.