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I hope everybody can have a safe and enjoyable Independence Day weekend. It’ll be nice to have Shohei Ohtani pitching again. Let’s hope his fastball comes back nice and firm. Mike Trout tips his cap but does not turn the page. It looks like you might be able to view Summer Camp activities on MLB Network’s BallparkCam system.
Jonathan Lucroy has a spot on the Red Sox 60 man list. He’s a non-roster invitee for now. Rob Manfred is now trying to do damage control after his remarks Wednesday about the 60 game season. The Universal DH is only on for 2020 right now. A poll found that 50 percent of fans are for it and 50% are against it. Here is another detailed exploration of the nature of the taxi squads.
Over 30 MLB stars were secretly playing sandlot games in Florida. It looks like it was only guys from teams that do spring training in Florida. The Yankees have been replaced by the Cardinals in the Field of Dreams Game. Four Phillies players are already on the COVID-19 IL. Tyson Ross has opted out of the season.