Beast mode? Antlers? A lot of teams develop little hand gesture things over the course of the season. Emilio Bonifacio has one that seems to be catching on with the Marlins. Lo viste:
Lo Viste? When Miami Marlins outfielder Emilio Bonifacio holds a sideways ‘V’ with his index and middle fingers to his eye he is asking that question. Lo viste? See that? Last season during his 26-game hitting streak, Bonifacio and teammate Omar Infante devised the Spanish catchphrase and hand gesture. The speedy Bonifacio began using it after a hit or a good play – and it took hold … This season, lo viste has caught on in a big way at Marlins spring training camp.
Below is a pic of Bonifacio doing that. And I don’t care what anyone says. Those new Marlins uniforms look pretty snazzy:
Jane Lee of MLB.com reports that Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman has undergone his second surgery of the offseason. After feeling continued discomfort in his left shoulder, he had a distal clavicle resection on Friday, for which he’ll be sidelined at least six weeks before getting cleared to resume his preseason workout regimen.
The 25-year-old corner infielder closed out his sophomore season in the majors in 2018. He batted a terrific .278/.356/.508 with 24 home runs, an .864 OPS and 6.5 fWAR across 616 plate appearances, received his first career Gold Glove distinction and was a finalist for the American League MVP award as well. Despite recent complications, Chapman’s regular season performance wasn’t marred by injury — he sustained a right thumb contusion in June, but bounced back within three weeks and enjoyed a strong second half — and the A’s will undoubtedly look to him as one of their strongest performers in 2019.
Friday’s procedure was his second of the year, as he also underwent an ulnar sided sesamoid bone excision in his thumb back in October. Per Lee and MLB.com’s Manny Randhawa, Chapman is expected to make a complete recovery within a two-month window, after which point he’ll likely be in fine shape to contribute during spring training.