This time last year, Blue Jays pitcher Drew Hutchison was getting ready to start on Opening Day. Yesterday, he found himself making his final start of spring training, with one last chance to secure a spot in the big-league rotation. Things were going okay for about four innings, until Hutchison had to leave the game because his own catcher put one in the back of his head:
Hutchison laughed off the beaning afterwards, but admitted he was frustrated at not being able to go deeper into the game. I’m sure he’s feeling even more frustrated today, as the Blue Jays just optioned him to their Class AAA affiliate.
It’s been a tough stretch for your pal Drew.