Four players with ties to Lancaster County have been participating in spring training with major league clubs. It appears two will make their team's 25-man roster and will be going north with their big league team, one has been sent to Triple-A and one is hurt.
Here's a look at how they have fared this last month of camp and where they will likely begin the season.
In six innings of work this spring, the lefty has allowed one run, given up five hits, walked one and struck out five.
After making his major league debut and pitching in 19 games in 2017, Mayza made 37 relief appearances last season for the Blue Jays.
For his career, he is 3-0 with a 4.44 ERA. In 52 2/3 major league innings, he has struck out 67, walked 18, allowed six homers and has a WHIP of 1.424.
Gallagher was in-line to be the Kansas City Royals starting catcher after all-star backstop Salvador Perez was sidelined for the season with an elbow injury.
But since the Royals signed veteran catcher Martin Maldonado, Gallgher will likely begin the season as the backup catcher, according to Jeffrey Flanagan at MLB.com.
This spring the Manheim Township grad is 7 for 33, including two homers and two doubles.
Jankowski, a Lancaster Catholic grad, broke his right wrist diving for a ball in the outfield and had surgery March 6, according to the San Diego Padres injury report. He is expected to miss at least three months.
Before the injury, Jankowski had two hits in just 14 at-bats in six preseason games. He had stolen three bases this spring.
Despite hitting .300 this spring for the Houston Astros, the Cedar Crest grad was recently optioned to the Triple-A Round Rock Express. In 16 preseason games, the outfielder was 12 for 40, with two homers, two doubles, six RBIs, seven walks, and eight strikeouts. He stole four bases and scored 16 runs.
"There's no reason why they shouldn't be in the big leagues, other than being a little unlucky that we're just stacked in the outfield and we have opportunity we're going to give to somebody else right now and they're going to provide depth for us. They're both Major League-quality players, you can see them both contributing on a really good team, but we have to choose and we have a few guys ahead of them."