As most of you probably know, the games against the Twins on Saturday and Sunday were postponed due to an outbreak of COVID-19 among the Twins. Multiple players and staff members of the Twins tested positive for a variant strain of the novel coronavirus. Contact tracing indicates that Andrelton Simmons is not the source of this outbreak. Mark your calendars! Shohei Ohtani’s next start is Tuesday. The minor leaguers in the Angels system are back to playing, at least exhibition games.
The Reds made a triple play. It was mostly Joey Votto, although he did have to throw over to third base to get the third out. Bleacher Report called it unassisted, but somebody had to catch the ball over at third base.
Sean Kazmar’s persistence paid off. He spent nearly 13 years in the minor leagues since his last cup of coffee in the bigs. He made it back over the weekend pinch hitting for the Atlanta Braves. Meanwhile, Jay Bruce retired.
Those five Astros players on the COVID IL are cleared for individual workouts.
Job opening: The Mets are hiring a Professional Scouting Associate. If you have a four year degree, speak good baseballese, and know SQL you might be right for this job. They want you to know Microsoft Office. Being able to do a little Python scripting and speak some Spanish sure wouldn’t hurt.
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