Sisco (triceps) will start in Sunday's game against the Red Sox, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports. Sisco has been battling triceps soreness but appears to be on track to make his season debut Sunday. Manager Brandon Hyde elected to use Pedro Severino over the first two games, but the two are expected to split time at catcher this year.
Sisco has been battling triceps soreness but faced live pitching Tuesday and could be ready for Opening Day, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports. The 25-year-old is expected to split time with Pedro Severino and Austin Wynns behind the plate this season, provided he's healthy. He hit a respectable-enough (for a catcher) .210/.333/.395 with eight homers in 198 plate appearances last season.
Sisco (hand) took some at-bats against Tommy Milone in a simulated game Thursday, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports. Sisco had bruised his hand on a foul tip a few days prior to that, but now that he's swinging again, the backstop looks like he'll be fully recovered from the injury by the time the Orioles reconvene for workouts. The 25-year-old is battling Austin Wynns for the top backup job behind Pedro Severino.
Sisco hurt his hand on a foul tip and has been briefly held back, though he was able to hit Wednesday, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports. It doesn't sound like Sisco is anything worse than banged up. With Opening Day still over two weeks away, his availability for the start of the season doesn't appear to be under serious threat. He's lined up for some sort of timeshare with Pedro Severino again this season, though the exact split between the two remains to be seen.
Sisco is not in the lineup for Sunday's game at Boston, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Sisco will finish the season on the bench and received only two starts in the last eight games. Austin Wynns will work behind the plate Sunday for the Orioles.
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