A quick update on what I wrote earlier on Scott Bittle. His current shoulder problem—involving the capsule that surrounds the humerus where the ball of that bone meets the shoulder joint—is not related to the shoulder issue that kept Bittle from signing with the Yankees last summer.
"I’m not a doctor, but I was told it’s a strain," Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco said Friday afternoon. "We were told that with rest, there’s a very good chance his shoulder will be fine, and he will not need surgery."
The shoulder is a complicated joint, and Bittle’s injury is complicated as well. I’ll be more precise reporting on it from here on in.