Willie Calhoun’s first game back from his horrific jaw injury will likely be delayed by a muscle strain.
Though missing the season opener from a tweaked hip seems less of an ill omen than from a shattered face.
Brett Martin, Joely Rodriguez, and Rafael Montero will also likely miss the start of the season.
Speaking of ill omens... do not ask for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for Ronald Guzman and Greg Bird.
If Isiah Kiner-Falefa is making a strong case to start the season at third, that means Ronald Guzman and Greg Bird are making a strong case to start the season spitting sunflower seeds and shouting baseball cliches in the dugout.