Brian Lawrence of Washington becomse the first notable player to go down with an injury during spring training. Lawrence has a torn right labrum and is expected to be out until at least August, although he could miss the whole year.
I still wonder why teams think that their players participating in the WBC are more prone to injury there than they are in training camp. Are Buck Martinez, Luis Sojo, or Manny Acta going to destroy every pitcher's arm. I've read also that some teams are worried that an inexperienced pitcher may hit someone with a pitch.
But consider the case of Dodgers outfielder Jayson Werth who got hit by a pitch by Josh Beckett A.J. Burnett in the first game of spring training last year. Werth's wrist still hasn't healed correctly. What about Eric Gagne hurting his knee playing pepper?
Players are going to get hurt. There's no point in sticking them inside a plastic bubble. Some guys will still hurt themselves.