To replace COVID-19 positive players, Marlins are making a lot of moves. Here they are.
BALTIMORE — The Miami Marlins, ahead of their four-game series against the Baltimore Orioles that starts Tuesday, have made known the roster moves to replace the 18 players who tested positive for COVID-19 over an eight-day stretch in Philadelphia.Fair warning: It’s a lot.The Marlins will be placing 14 players on the injured list Tuesday, officially for unspecified reasons because teams don’t have to directly say a player is out due to COVID-19. Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill did not name the players going on the IL yet.Those 14 join outfielder Harold Ramirez, first base...
Nick Madrigal collects his first 4 major-league hits as the White Sox complete a 3-game sweep of the Royals with a 9-2 victory
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chicago White Sox second baseman Nick Madrigal collected the first four hits of his major-league career and scored twice in Sunday’s 9-2 victory against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium.Madrigal, the No. 4 pick in the 2018 draft, went 4-for-5 with one RBI as the Sox swept the three-game series in Kansas City, Mo.The Sox won their fourth consecutive game to improve to 5-4. They are over the .500 mark for the first time this season.Madrigal was called up Friday and went hitless in eight at-bats in his first two games, but he served as a spark for the offense Sunday.H...
Yankees swat two more homers in 5-2 win against rival Red Sox
NEW YORK — The Yankees have now scored 17 straight runs via homer, including all five in Saturday’s 5-2 win over the Boston Red Sox.With the win, the Yankees improved to a MLB-best 6-1 through seven games. Every other team except for the virus-ridden Miami Marlins has at least two losses so far.Aaron Judge hit a solo shot in the first inning, giving him a home run in four straight games for the first time in his career. It came off the bat at 110 mph and went 455 feet.The next inning, Gio Urshela hit his first MLB grand slam. It was part of a stellar night for Urshela, who stole a hit from Red...
New York Daily News
Scott Lauber: MLB couldn't do a bubble. Will new stricter protocols save the season from a coronavirus crisis?
PHILADELPHIA — Rob Manfred sat in an MLB Network studio Monday night — with 13 members of the Miami Marlins’ traveling party infected by COVID-19 and holed up in a Rittenhouse Square hotel, but no recent positive tests involving any of the other 29 teams — and stated with confidence that the situation didn’t represent a “nightmare” scenario for Major League Baseball.The commissioner was right. In pandemic baseball, things can always get worse.On cue, over the ensuing days, the Marlins’ coronavirus contagion spread to 20 people, including 18 of the 33 players on the roster last weekend in Phila...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Tigers vs. Reds rained out; historic doubleheader set for Sunday
DETROIT — The Detroit Tigers’ game Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds was postponed because of inclement weather. The game was called after steady rain continued to fall for about an hour after the scheduled 1:10 p.m. start. The game had been moved up from its original 6:10 p.m. start.The teams are scheduled to play a straight seven-inning doubleheader at 12:10 p.m. Sunday. It is slated to be the first-ever scheduled doubleheader in major league history to feature two games of fewer than nine innings of regulation, narrowly beating Sunday’s Cardinals/Brewers twinbill, set for 2:20 p.m. after...
Detroit Free Press
Marcos Breton: Send 'em home. Just stop. Baseball's coronavirus season experiment reeks of failure.
Nobody wants to watch baseball more than I, but Major League Baseball needs to shut it down now.Cancel the rest of this cursed MLB 2020 season. Send everybody home. Let baseball be the symbol of how not to respond to a worldwide pandemic.Actually, we have plenty of examples of that starting in the Oval Office. But baseball needs to stop now because it can’t protect its people. And if it can’t protect its players and personnel from a deadly virus, why are they playing games? Why are they risking lives and infections?Already, 10% of players have tested positive for COVID-19. Some teams, such as ...
The Sacramento Bee
Twins examine protocols after two Cardinals test positive for COVID-19
MINNEAPOLIS — St. Louis Cardinals players were tested for coronavirus on Wednesday at Target Field, played the Twins that night, then headed for Milwaukee. Cleveland moved into the same clubhouse on Thursday and played the Twins in the first of a four-game series.On Friday, the Cardinals got their test results and two players were positive for COVID-19.That raised two immediate questions at Target Field.First, were Cleveland personnel exposed to the virus by using the same dressing room?And second, were Twins players exposed on the field when facing the Cardinals in a two-game series?The Twins...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
2 Cardinals positive for COVID-19 as Friday's game postponed and team self-isolates in hotel
MILWAUKEE — The Cardinals’ traveling party has been instructed to self-isolate in their hotel rooms after two players tested positive for COVID-19 and other players are going through subsequent exams, sources confirmed to the Post-Dispatch.As a result, the team will not leave the hotel Friday and will continue to undergo an additional round of tests, according to a team source. The afternoon game at Miller Park was postponed.The teams and Major League Baseball are in the process of contact tracing to determine what that means for the weekend series. As of now, the teams plan to play Saturday’s...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
David Murphy: Baseball's COVID chaos was guaranteed from the start. Can the NFL avoid the same fate?
PHILADELPHIA — Your mother lied to you. Sometimes, two rights do equal a wrong. The chaos that has enveloped Major League Baseball’s alleged championship season is one such example.As is often the case with a trembling structure, the blame falls squarely on a foundation that is fundamentally unsound. That shaky ground is the direct result of the acrimonious negotiations between players and owners that resulted in the current season’s framework. And that acrimony was the direct result of each party’s prioritization of its own immediate self-interest over the collective self-interest of the game...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Marlins, MLB still don't know how outbreak began; players unsure if they'll get paid
MIAMI — The Miami Marlins and Major League Baseball continue to investigate what caused an outbreak of COVID-19 that resulted in 18 members of the Marlins’ traveling party in Philadelphia, including 16 players, testing positive and the team’s season being shut down at least through Sunday.But also at issue is whether Marlins players will be paid for the seven games postponed this week.The team’s full traveling party, for the time being, will remain quarantined in Philadelphia as they wait for clarity from MLB about the next steps in resuming their season.The Marlins had one new positive test f...