Someone had asked why left-hander Tony Sipp was on the Dominican Winter League roster but had not pitched yet. With league play wrapping up this weekend and him not playing, I figured it was rather odd he would go out there and not play, so I poked around and found out why he is not pitching. Apparently, he did not even go to the Dominican Republic because he was experiencing some shoulder discomfort, so the Indians wanted to be cautious and just shut him down.
That's surprising to hear, especially after he was supposedly 100% when the season ended. Hopefully it is nothing serious and he can go into next season ready to go as this would be a big blow to him and the Indians bullpen depth next year.