Happy Sunday, everyone! Let’s take a look at what happened across the league yesterday.
- Former Dodger Matt Kemp hit his first home run with the Rockies. Yes, for those of you that didn’t know, he’s a Rockie!
- The Red Sox announced that pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez has been shut down for the 2020 baseball season. Rodriguez was diagnosed last week with myocarditis (inflammation in the heart), a condition that may be related to his contraction of COVID-19 earlier this summer. The southpaw did not experience chest pain or any symptoms, but both he and the Red Sox are taking an abundance of caution given the nature of the diagnosis.
- Mike Trout introduced the world to his newborn son. You’re looking at the No. 1 pick in the 2038 MLB Draft.
Our greatest gift from above • we are so in love!— Mike Trout (@MikeTrout) August 1, 2020
Meet our sweet boy, Beckham Aaron Trout July 30, 2020 • 5:10pm • 7lb 10oz • 20.75in pic.twitter.com/yn2wqndT1U
There have been many great players from Cuba in baseball history. But before Saturday night, never before had the first four batters of a team’s starting lineup been all Cuban-born players, per the Elias Sports Bureau.
- The first four batters in the White Sox lineup against the Royals at Kauffman Stadium on Saturday were all of Cuban descent — Luis Robert, MLB Pipeline’s No. 3 overall prospect, led off, with Yoán Moncada, José Abreu and Yasmani Grandal behind him. This is the first time in MLB history that the first four batters of a team’s starting lineup been all Cuban-born players, per the Elias Sports Bureau.
- MLB.com did a “way-too early” look at potential MVP candidates. There was a Dodgers player on the list... and it wasn’t one you’d expect.
- Brewers outfielder Lorenzo Cain decided to opt out of the 2020 season. Here’s his statment
Statement from Lorenzo Cain on electing not to play in 2020: pic.twitter.com/eG4quvnOX6— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) August 1, 2020
- Due to additional testing and monitoring of the St. Louis Cardinals’ players and staff members, the Sunday doubleheader between the host Milwaukee Brewers and the Cardinals at Miller Park has been postponed. The Cardinals will play four games against the Tigers in Detroit from Tuesday-Thursday, including a Wednesday doubleheader. The Cardinals and Tigers will serve as the home Club for two games each at Comerica Park. The Brewers will play this week’s home-and-home series vs. the Chicago White Sox as scheduled.