Made my first appearance of the winter at baseball camp, and had a chance to chat with new pitcher D.J. Swatscheno for a story that should appear in the Herald in the next few days.
Meanwhile, got enough news tidbits to fill a notebook.
- Freshman shortstop Jesse Pintado will be shelved for some time after breaking his arm while making a throw in the first week of practice. Should Garrett Wittels be not allowed/unable to play, the Golden Panthers will be awfully thin at short.
- T.J. Shantz, who will be FIU's everyday second baseman, switched his number from 39 to 5.
- Jabari Henry has put on some serious weight since his freshman season -- and in a good way. Much stronger.
- FIU's weekend rotation is still being ironed out, but it appears R.J. Fondon and Phil Haig will take two of the spots. Aaron Arboleya, Michael Ellis, Kyle Fitzpatrick and Daniel DeSimone will compete for the Sunday job.