Surprisingly enough MLB.com has a different spin on Crosby's shoulder than the Chigaco Tribune article.
Crosby checks in ailing: Shortstop Bobby Crosby spent the first two months of last season on the disabled list with cracked ribs, then went on the DL again late in the year with a broken ankle.
The ribs and ankle are 100 percent, he said Wednesday, but he can't say the same about his right shoulder. It tightened up on him a couple of months ago when he started throwing for the first time in the offseason, and he's been getting therapy on it ever since.
"I don't know if it was from lifting [weights] or what, but it just didn't feel right," he said. "So I kind of shut it down for a while just to be safe."
Athletic trainer Larry Davis said Crosby likely has rotator cuff tendinitis.
Crosby, who also is recovering from a bout with pink eye, said he's never experienced any arm trouble, but downplayed any impact the injury might have on his preparation for the season.
"It's starting to feel better," Crosby said. "I know it's nothing, so I'm not worried about it."
Macha was less cavalier, saying, "To me it's a concern because I know how we played without him last year. But it's early in Spring Training. Let's not get too excited. We have a long way to go."
Looking a little bigger in the arms and chest this spring, Crosby said his weight is up to 218 pounds -- three more than his listed playing weight, and 10 more than what he weighed at the end of the season.
"I have to put some on every offseason because I know I'll drop it as the season goes on," Crosby explained. "By the end of the season, I'm skin and bones."
Said Macha: "Larry seems to think he overdid it a little bit with the strength training."