C.J. Nitkowski caught someone cheating

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Former major leaguer C.J. Nitkowski has a Twitter account, and a few minutes ago he tweeted something interesting:

Watching some daytime MLB. Camera just zoomed in
& didn’t realize it caught a pitcher cheating. Don’t ask me
who/what. Tricks of the trade.

Uh-oh Casey Blake is on to it. TV guys completely
in the dark. I should start my analyst career.

Fun!  The reference to Casey Blake must mean that it’s in the Dodgers-Cubs game.  It’s unclear from the context if Casey Blake being “on to it” means that he realizes that the opponent is cheating or if it’s his own guy, and Nitkowski doesn’t say.

C’mon C.J.! Spill! I don’t want to have to go back and watch the whole game to find what you saw!

A’s prospect Jesus Luzardo shut down with a shoulder strain

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Not a great couple of day for the Oakland A’s. A few moments ago they just dropped their second of two games against the Mariners to start the season and now they have bad news about their top pitching prospect, Jesus Luzardo. Jane Lee of MLB.com reports that Luzardo will be shut down for 4-6 weeks with a strained muscle in his shoulder.

Luzardo was considered a candidate to open the season in the Oakland rotation but now it seems he won’t begin throwing again until late April or early May. Thus endeth a spring training in which he has allowed only one run in nine and two-thirds innings while striking out 15 and walking four.